"Why do we want all these people from "sh-hole countries" coming here?"
Durbin and Graham were told on Thursday that Trump would not agree to the deal.
Cotton said the plan falls short of Trump's request for border wall funds. Durbin was going through a list of TPS countries that would be covered.
In a statement, White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders thanked the lawmakers on behalf of Trump and said the legislative proposal seeks to comply with the main priorities of the President for U.S. citizens.
The Washington Post first reported Trump's comments. And if it looks like he can, keep in mind that things like the re-authorization of the Children's Health Insurance Program, and a more than-$80 billion disaster relief package, can also be brought up by McConnell to make that vote especially painful.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Thursday afternoon: "There has not been a deal reached yet". "But tell me what the ransom is". "The President invited us to - at his little get-together in the Cabinet room - to come up with proposals, and we did". "We'd like to see this get done". After he phased out DACA, Trump said he would give Congress until March 5, 2018 to find a permanent solution for this group of immigrants.
The proposal was presented to the White House for President Donald Trump's consideration before seeking passage in the Senate and House of Representatives. This issue is real, the moment is now, the mechanism is the spending bill and the reasons - the approximately 700,000 DACA recipients, thousands of whom had already lost their protection due to the administration's decision - are at the core of what they believe and campaign on. "It also increases boots on the ground", limits immigrants from bringing family members into the country in the future, and ends the green card lottery system, he added.
"There are scores of Republicans who have shifted their position to follow the president", said Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa.
Diaz says the meeting was a fascinating window into how Trump negotiates. "That's why I thought the meeting was so helpful yesterday". Republican leaders said they opposed adding immigration provisions to the bill ahead of the January 19 deadline. "This carefully crafted legislation, which is aligned with the White House's' immigration priorities, combines enforcement measures and increased border security to enhance public safety, ensure the door remains open to law-abiding immigrants, and restore the rule of law".
Republicans controlling Congress have resisted combining immigration and the budget into one bill. "The Dems will threaten "shutdown", but what they are really doing is shutting down our military, at a time we need it most". It is also not clear whether a deal struck by the six senators in the working group would get support from the rest of the chamber, the White House or more conservative House. DACA supporters should be calling their members of Congress and not the federal courts.
Trump at the meeting urged bipartisan cooperation to address the status of Dreamers, people who immigrated to the United States illegally as minors, as well as border security.