Trump amnesty "bill of love"

https://apnews.com/63df959272f94f908b7a27ba55553df9

Trump suggests 2-phase immigration deal for ‘Dreamers’

By KEN THOMAS and ALAN FRAM

52 minutes ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking a bipartisan compromise to avoid a government shutdown, President Donald Trump suggested Tuesday that an immigration deal could be reached in two phases — first by addressing young immigrants and border security with what he called a “bill of love,” then by making comprehensive changes that have long eluded Congress.

Trump presided over a lengthy meeting with Republican and Democratic lawmakers seeking a solution for hundreds of thousands of young people who were brought to the U.S. as children and living here illegally. Trump last year ended the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which shielded more than 700,000 people from deportation and gave them the right to work legally. He gave Congress until March to find a fix.

The president, congressional Republicans and Democrats expressed optimism for a deal just 10 days before a government shutdown deadline. Trump said he was willing to be flexible in finding an agreement as Democrats warned that the lives of hundreds of thousands of immigrants hung in the balance.

“I think my positions are going to be what the people in this room come up with,” Trump said during a Cabinet Room meeting with a bipartisan group of nearly two dozen lawmakers, adding, “I am very much reliant upon the people in this room.” A group of journalists observed the meandering meeting for an extraordinary length of time — about 55 minutes — that involved Trump seeking input from Democrats and Republicans alike in a freewheeling exchange on the contentious issue.

The White House said after the meeting that lawmakers had agreed to narrow the scope of the negotiations to four areas: border security, family-based “chain migration,” the visa lottery, and the DACA policy, winning nods from Democrats.

“It’s encouraging that the president seems open to a narrow deal protecting the Dreamers,” said Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of New York.

The unusually public meeting laid bare a back-and-forth between the parties more typically confined to closed-door negotiations. At one point, California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, a Democrat, asked Trump if he would support a “clean” DACA bill now with a commitment to pursue a comprehensive immigration overhaul later.

Trump responded, “I would like it ... I think a lot of people would like to see that but I think we have to do DACA first.” House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., interjected, saying, “Mr. President, you need to be clear though,” that legislation involving the so-called Dreamers would need to include border security.

Trump also suggested bringing back “earmarks,” or money for pet projects requested by lawmakers, as a way to bridge the divide between the two parties. Conservative groups responded that any resumption of earmarks ran the risk of special interests playing a bigger role in government, a notion at odds with Trump’s “drain the swamp” campaign mantra.

On immigration, the president said he would insist on construction of a border security wall as part of an agreement involving young immigrants, but he said Congress could then pursue a comprehensive immigration overhaul in a second phase of talks.

House Republicans said they planned to soon introduce legislation to address border security and the young immigrants. Trump said, “it should be a bill of love.”

Trump’s embrace of a “bill of love” brought to mind his past criticism of former GOP presidential rival Jeb Bush, who said many people come to the U.S. illegally as an “act of love.” Trump’s campaign posted a video at the time with a tagline that read, “Forget love, it’s time to get tough!”

Conservatives quickly sounded alarms about a process that would lead to a comprehensive agreement on immigration, a path that has long been anathema to many rank-and-file Republicans.

“Nothing Michael Wolff could say about @realDonaldTrump has hurt him as much as the DACA lovefest right now,” tweeted conservative commentator Ann Coulter, referencing Trump’s recent portrayal in the book, “Fire and Fury.”

Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., leader of the hard-right House Freedom Caucus, said in a text message after the White House meeting he was “generally” opposed to a two-step process “because history would indicate the second step never happens.” But he later said that if the first steps included the four areas outlined by the White House, “then I could support a two-step process realizing that step one is the only thing that is guaranteed.”

The president appeared to acknowledge the potential political pitfalls of pursuing a more permanent deal, telling the lawmakers, “I’ll take all the heat you want. But you are not that far away from comprehensive immigration reform.”

After the meeting, lawmakers from both parties appeared divided over the basic definition of Trump’s bottom-line demand for a border wall on the southern border.

Democratic House Whip Steny Hoyer of Maryland said his party was opposed to GOP calls for $18 billion in funding to build the wall. “It was clear in the meeting that wall did not mean some structure,” he said of Trump’s remarks, noting the president also mentioned fencing, cameras, and other security measures for the border.

Republicans were adamant that Trump’s call “means the wall,” but that Trump acknowledged it does not need to cover the entire length of the border, because of geographic barriers. Just how many miles of a constructed wall the president would need to sign onto an immigration bill would be subject to negotiation, McCarthy said.

Democrats and Republicans are set to resume negotiations on Wednesday.

The immigration talks pit a president who made the construction of a border wall a central piece of his 2016 campaign against congressional Democrats who have sought to preserve the Obama-era protections for the young immigrants.

The discussions are taking place in the aftermath of Trump’s public blow-up with former campaign and White House adviser Steve Bannon, one of the architects of Trump’s calls for the border wall.

Bannon’s break with Trump has raised concerns among some conservative Republicans that the president might reach an agreement with Democrats on the Dreamers without getting enough in return on border security and significant changes to the immigration system.

Trump as recently as last weekend said he wouldn’t sign legislation addressing DACA unless Congress agreed to an overhaul of the legal immigration system, saying any deal must include an overhaul of the family-based immigration system as well as an end to the diversity visa lottery, which draws immigrants from under-represented parts of a world.

That would be in addition to Trump winning funding for his promised southern border wall and added border security. But in the meeting he indicated a willingness to compromise with Democrats, whose votes are needed in the narrowly divided Senate.

“The president exhibited, I thought, quite a bit of flexibility when the cameras weren’t there in terms of what we do in this phase and the next phase — and an acknowledgment that a lot of things we want to do are going to be part of a comprehensive bill but not now,” said Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., one of the attendees.

Did Trump end DACA? I thought he just didn't renew it when it expired.

ShanTheMan - Did Trump end DACA? I thought he just didn't renew it when it expired.
He didn't end shit and he's about to pass ammnesty with no wall or changes to chain migration

Make Mexico Great Again!

https://youtu.be/qSrOXvoNLwg

We're not going to build a wall and Mexico's not going to pay for it!

And The Crowd Goes Wild!!!

Double-crossDon putting America First!

He'll only agree if he gets border wall funding, dumbass. He's been saying the same for weeks. I don't blame him; physical wall construction needs to happen ASAP before it ends up in hypothetical, legislative hell. Bitter conservatives will boil over once they see our great, beautiful wall. MAGA

pradom -

He'll only agree if he gets border wall funding, dumbass. He's been saying the same for weeks. I don't blame him; physical wall construction needs to happen ASAP before it ends up in hypothetical, legislative hell. Bitter conservatives will boil over once they see our great, beautiful wall. MAGA

U fuckin dupe he said he would sign daca first with no wall dumb fuck...daca is the only card he has to play

ITS OVER...DoublecrossDon is imploding himself and America

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ShanTheMan - Did Trump end DACA? I thought he just didn't renew it when it expired.
He didn't end shit and he's about to pass ammnesty with no wall or changes to chain migration

Make Mexico Great Again!

WTF are you talking about. How the fuck can you get The wall, lottery, and chain migration without doing DACA. The R's have 51 Senators, and 6 of them are RINOS. You might as well wish for a Unicorn who farts rainbows. I watched the entire televised part of the meeting and the press briefing. Here are the parameters if getting the DACA deal done

1. Border Security(wall) Trump was asked numerous times by the press if the DACA deal had to include the wall. He said yes every time. How many times does he have to say it to get it through your skull? 

2. End Lottery

3. End chain migration

4. DACA

I don't know if youn watched the meeting or Sarah Sanders after, but they were quite clear. This is all part of the DACA deal being done at the same time. Comprehensive reform comes after.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-immigration/trump-calls-for-two-step-process-on-immigration-pushes-bipartisan-deal-idUSKBN1EY149

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he would back a two-step immigration approach that initially protects young “Dreamer” immigrants from deportation if it includes immigration restrictions and provisions for a border wall with Mexico that Democrats have opposed.

At a White House meeting of Republican and Democratic lawmakers, Trump said after the first phase was complete he wanted to move quickly to even more contentious issues including a possible pathway to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants that is opposed by many Republicans.

“If you want to take it that further step, I’ll take the heat, I don’t care,” Trump told lawmakers of a broad immigration bill. “You are not that far away from comprehensive immigration reform.”

Trump said he would sign any bill that gives legal status to undocumented immigrants brought to the country as children as long as it had the border security protections he has sought, including funding for a border wall.

“If you don’t have the wall, you don’t have security,” Trump told the lawmakers.

Trump and his fellow Republicans, who control the U.S. Congress, have been unable to reach agreement with Democrats on a deal to resolve the status of an estimated 700,000 young immigrants whose protection from potential deportation under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program ends in early March.

 

toelocku -
pradom -

He'll only agree if he gets border wall funding, dumbass. He's been saying the same for weeks. I don't blame him; physical wall construction needs to happen ASAP before it ends up in hypothetical, legislative hell. Bitter conservatives will boil over once they see our great, beautiful wall. MAGA

U fuckin dupe he said he would sign daca first with no wall dumb fuck...daca is the only card he has to play

ITS OVER...DoublecrossDon is imploding himself and America

The article says that the first phase of the deal if passed, would address "young immigrants [i.e., DACA] and border security [i.e, WALL.]." Trump comment about committing to DACA first was in response to Dianne Feinstein's wishes for a "comprehensive immigration overhaul," which is clearly enumerated as the potential "second phase" of the deal. 

Trump could quickly pass a bill for wall funding by conceding DACA (thousands of illegal immigrants), esp. as he will need bipartisan votes for this one, without having to make any promises on the MILLIONS of illegal immigrants who the Dems would like to see free.

toelocku -
pradom -

He'll only agree if he gets border wall funding, dumbass. He's been saying the same for weeks. I don't blame him; physical wall construction needs to happen ASAP before it ends up in hypothetical, legislative hell. Bitter conservatives will boil over once they see our great, beautiful wall. MAGA

U fuckin dupe he said he would sign daca first with no wall dumb fuck...daca is the only card he has to play

ITS OVER...DoublecrossDon is imploding himself and America

He never said any such thing. Watch it again. He misinterpreted Feinstein, thinking she meant a clean DACA deal meant DACA, wall, chain, and lottery. Kevin McCarthy chimed in and made Feinstein clarify herself. Trump insisted numerous times during the hour that the wall has to be included. Maybe we watched different meetings.

camicom -
toelocku -
ShanTheMan - Did Trump end DACA? I thought he just didn't renew it when it expired.
He didn't end shit and he's about to pass ammnesty with no wall or changes to chain migration

Make Mexico Great Again!

WTF are you talking about. How the fuck can you get The wall, lottery, and chain migration without doing DACA. The R's have 51 Senators, and 6 of them are RINOS. You might as well wish for a Unicorn who farts rainbows. I watched the entire televised part of the meeting and the press briefing. Here are the parameters if getting the DACA deal done

1. Border Security(wall) Trump was asked numerous times by the press if the DACA deal had to include the wall. He said yes every time. How many times does he have to say it to get it through your skull? 

2. End Lottery

3. End chain migration

4. DACA

I don't know if youn watched the meeting or Sarah Sanders after, but they were quite clear. This is all part of the DACA deal being done at the same time. Comprehensive reform comes after.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-immigration/trump-calls-for-two-step-process-on-immigration-pushes-bipartisan-deal-idUSKBN1EY149

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he would back a two-step immigration approach that initially protects young “Dreamer” immigrants from deportation if it includes immigration restrictions and provisions for a border wall with Mexico that Democrats have opposed.

At a White House meeting of Republican and Democratic lawmakers, Trump said after the first phase was complete he wanted to move quickly to even more contentious issues including a possible pathway to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants that is opposed by many Republicans.

“If you want to take it that further step, I’ll take the heat, I don’t care,” Trump told lawmakers of a broad immigration bill. “You are not that far away from comprehensive immigration reform.”

Trump said he would sign any bill that gives legal status to undocumented immigrants brought to the country as children as long as it had the border security protections he has sought, including funding for a border wall.

“If you don’t have the wall, you don’t have security,” Trump told the lawmakers.

Trump and his fellow Republicans, who control the U.S. Congress, have been unable to reach agreement with Democrats on a deal to resolve the status of an estimated 700,000 young immigrants whose protection from potential deportation under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program ends in early March.

 

U fuckin IDIOT if Trump took a dump in a bowl and called it count chocula you would say he's making cereal great again

The trick is it's in so-called two phases and he flat out said he would sign whatever they put in front of him including daca FIRST which as soon as he does that the only Phase 2 that will happen is the massive dump his presidency will become

This is a double cross..."border security" is bullshit code for no wall like was promised

This is a SCAM!

pradom -
toelocku -
pradom -

He'll only agree if he gets border wall funding, dumbass. He's been saying the same for weeks. I don't blame him; physical wall construction needs to happen ASAP before it ends up in hypothetical, legislative hell. Bitter conservatives will boil over once they see our great, beautiful wall. MAGA

U fuckin dupe he said he would sign daca first with no wall dumb fuck...daca is the only card he has to play

ITS OVER...DoublecrossDon is imploding himself and America

The article says that the first phase of the deal if passed, would address "young immigrants [i.e., DACA] and border security [i.e, WALL.]." Trump comment about committing to DACA first was in response to Dianne Feinstein's wishes for a "comprehensive immigration overhaul," which is clearly enumerated as the potential "second phase" of the deal. 

Trump could quickly pass a bill for wall funding by conceding DACA (thousands of illegal immigrants), esp. as he will need bipartisan votes for this one, without having to make any promises on the MILLIONS of illegal immigrants who the Dems would like to see free.

This

pradom -
toelocku -
pradom -

He'll only agree if he gets border wall funding, dumbass. He's been saying the same for weeks. I don't blame him; physical wall construction needs to happen ASAP before it ends up in hypothetical, legislative hell. Bitter conservatives will boil over once they see our great, beautiful wall. MAGA

U fuckin dupe he said he would sign daca first with no wall dumb fuck...daca is the only card he has to play

ITS OVER...DoublecrossDon is imploding himself and America

The article says that the first phase of the deal if passed, would address "young immigrants [i.e., DACA] and border security [i.e, WALL.]." Trump comment about committing to DACA first was in response to Dianne Feinstein's wishes for a "comprehensive immigration overhaul," which is clearly enumerated as the potential "second phase" of the deal. 

Trump could quickly pass a bill for wall funding by conceding DACA (thousands of illegal immigrants), esp. as he will need bipartisan votes for this one, without having to make any promises on the MILLIONS of illegal immigrants who the Dems would like to see free.

Are u seriously that dumb?

Border security does not mean a wall that's designed to trick dupes like u

camicom -
toelocku -
pradom -

He'll only agree if he gets border wall funding, dumbass. He's been saying the same for weeks. I don't blame him; physical wall construction needs to happen ASAP before it ends up in hypothetical, legislative hell. Bitter conservatives will boil over once they see our great, beautiful wall. MAGA

U fuckin dupe he said he would sign daca first with no wall dumb fuck...daca is the only card he has to play

ITS OVER...DoublecrossDon is imploding himself and America

He never said any such thing. Watch it again. He misinterpreted Feinstein, thinking she meant a clean DACA deal meant DACA, wall, chain, and lottery. Kevin McCarthy chimed in and made Feinstein clarify herself. Trump insisted numerous times during the hour that the wall has to be included. Maybe we watched different meetings.

GET REAL...u watch it again

Where did you learn your detective skills Trump University?

toelocku -
pradom -
toelocku -
pradom -

He'll only agree if he gets border wall funding, dumbass. He's been saying the same for weeks. I don't blame him; physical wall construction needs to happen ASAP before it ends up in hypothetical, legislative hell. Bitter conservatives will boil over once they see our great, beautiful wall. MAGA

U fuckin dupe he said he would sign daca first with no wall dumb fuck...daca is the only card he has to play

ITS OVER...DoublecrossDon is imploding himself and America

The article says that the first phase of the deal if passed, would address "young immigrants [i.e., DACA] and border security [i.e, WALL.]." Trump comment about committing to DACA first was in response to Dianne Feinstein's wishes for a "comprehensive immigration overhaul," which is clearly enumerated as the potential "second phase" of the deal. 

Trump could quickly pass a bill for wall funding by conceding DACA (thousands of illegal immigrants), esp. as he will need bipartisan votes for this one, without having to make any promises on the MILLIONS of illegal immigrants who the Dems would like to see free.

Are u seriously that dumb?

Border security does not mean a wall that's designed to trick dupes like u

Go cry over Bannon some more.

camicom -
toelocku -
pradom -
toelocku -
pradom -

He'll only agree if he gets border wall funding, dumbass. He's been saying the same for weeks. I don't blame him; physical wall construction needs to happen ASAP before it ends up in hypothetical, legislative hell. Bitter conservatives will boil over once they see our great, beautiful wall. MAGA

U fuckin dupe he said he would sign daca first with no wall dumb fuck...daca is the only card he has to play

ITS OVER...DoublecrossDon is imploding himself and America

The article says that the first phase of the deal if passed, would address "young immigrants [i.e., DACA] and border security [i.e, WALL.]." Trump comment about committing to DACA first was in response to Dianne Feinstein's wishes for a "comprehensive immigration overhaul," which is clearly enumerated as the potential "second phase" of the deal. 

Trump could quickly pass a bill for wall funding by conceding DACA (thousands of illegal immigrants), esp. as he will need bipartisan votes for this one, without having to make any promises on the MILLIONS of illegal immigrants who the Dems would like to see free.

Are u seriously that dumb?

Border security does not mean a wall that's designed to trick dupes like u

Go cry over Bannon some more.

That campaign was a clusterfuck of biblical proportions and Trump got elected because of Steve Bannon who was a true believer in America first policies and fell on his sword telling the truth about cuckner & dumdumDonald jr. for the good of his country

You want to keep defending amnesty go right ahead and if he signs that bill I'm going to make a thread reminding everyone how much you supported this

toelocku -
camicom -
toelocku -
pradom -
toelocku -
pradom -

He'll only agree if he gets border wall funding, dumbass. He's been saying the same for weeks. I don't blame him; physical wall construction needs to happen ASAP before it ends up in hypothetical, legislative hell. Bitter conservatives will boil over once they see our great, beautiful wall. MAGA

U fuckin dupe he said he would sign daca first with no wall dumb fuck...daca is the only card he has to play

ITS OVER...DoublecrossDon is imploding himself and America

The article says that the first phase of the deal if passed, would address "young immigrants [i.e., DACA] and border security [i.e, WALL.]." Trump comment about committing to DACA first was in response to Dianne Feinstein's wishes for a "comprehensive immigration overhaul," which is clearly enumerated as the potential "second phase" of the deal. 

Trump could quickly pass a bill for wall funding by conceding DACA (thousands of illegal immigrants), esp. as he will need bipartisan votes for this one, without having to make any promises on the MILLIONS of illegal immigrants who the Dems would like to see free.

Are u seriously that dumb?

Border security does not mean a wall that's designed to trick dupes like u

Go cry over Bannon some more.

That campaign was a clusterfuck of biblical proportions and Trump got elected because of Steve Bannon who was a true believer in America first policies and fell on his sword telling the truth about cuckner & dumdumDonald jr. for the good of his country

You want to keep defending amnesty go right ahead and if he signs that bill I'm going to make a thread reminding everyone how much you supported this

Here you dumb fuck. I called Trump personally and asked if he would tweet this again for the 100th time to clarify it, for irrational immigration morons like you.

 

As I made very clear today, our country needs the security of the Wall on the Southern Border, which must be part of any DACA approval.

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 10, 2018

 

"As I made very clear today, our country needs the security of the Wall on the Southern Border, which must be part of any DACA approval.

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 10, 2018"

That doesnt say what u think it says its designed to trick u...DoublecrossDon counts on guys like u not being able to read between the lines