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Bipartisan Group Of Senators Say They've Negotiated An Immigration Deal

13 January 2018, 05:36 | Kelvin Horton

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Conservatives are wary, fearing he will strike a soft compromise.

Love isn't the only Republican from Utah responding to Trump's reported comments.

The NAACP is accusing Trump of "lowbrow, callous and unfiltered racism".

The American Civil Liberties Union says Trump "has been consistently honest about the white nationalism behind his immigration policies".

For many in Trump's base, particularly supporters who hitched their hopes on Trump for curbing both illegal and legal immigration, Trump's bipartisan meeting was more than alarming.

Cornyn said the real work for a bipartisan immigration deal will be achieved by a group of four leading lawmakers - the No. 2 Republicans and Democrats in both the House and Senate. A spokesperson released a statement that said in part -quote- "Certain Washington politicians choose to fight for foreign countries, but President Trump will always fight for the American people".

Graham and Durbin are leading efforts to codify protections for so-called "dreamers", immigrants who came to the United States illegally as children.

"Why do we want all these people from "shithole countries" coming here?"

SCOTT DETROW, BYLINE: The three Democrats and three Republicans who have been hashing out a DACA agreement say they've got a compromise that deals with border security, with the people now protected by DACA and changes to the legal immigration process that President Trump has called for.

Several people with knowledge of the deal elaborated Friday on some of its parameters, agreeing to speak on the condition they not be named since negotiations were still ongoing. Alongside it was a document outlining a "vision" for Trump's border wall: 700 miles, at a cost of $18 billion.

But shortly after the tweets, Durbin told reporters Trump "said these hate-filled things and he said them repeatedly", specifically noting that the word "s--hole" was "the exact word used by the president not just once, but repeatedly".

In bluntly vulgar language, President Donald Trump questioned Thursday why the US would accept more immigrants from Haiti and "shithole countries" in Africa rather than places like Norway, as he rejected a bipartisan immigration deal, according to people briefed on the extraordinary Oval Office conversation.

That's according to two people briefed on an Oval Office meeting held Thursday.

"This makes it MORE urgent for Congress to act and end this chaos", he wrote. Richard Durbin told Trump that under the proposal, a lottery for visas would be ended. But on Friday, Trump Tweeted, "Never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country". Trump said, according to these people, referring to African countries and Haiti. Trump then suggested that the US should instead bring people from countries like Norway. Democrats, whose votes will be needed in the Senate to pass a bill to keep the government open, have said a DACA solution must be part of the government funding bill.

"We are now working to build support for that deal in Congress", the senators said.

The significance of their agreement was initially unclear.

DACA recipients will be allowed to stay in the USA for the remainder of their two-year authorizations. Trump previous year ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which provided protection from deportation and the ability to work legally in the country. The deal also would include restrictions on a program allowing immigrants to bring some relatives to the U.S.

The judge's ruling came hours after Trump met with lawmakers at the White House to discuss the DACA program and other immigration issues.

Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., on Friday morning tweeted words from "The New Colossus", which is etched into the Statue of Liberty: "Give me your exhausted, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free".

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