What is in Trump's framework for immigration legislation

Trump, who was heading back from Davos, undermined any illusions of bipartisanship by taunting Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer on Twitter.

Trump's immigration plan also includes unspecified amounts of money for increased ICE funding, including a proposal to indefinitely detain more immigrants.

The differences over the White House proposal could be seen in Southern Baptists in the Republican caucus.

The fresh dispute illustrated the hard path forward for Congress as it negotiates ahead of a February 8 must-pass government spending bill.

That's all of them, not just the 690,000 who applied for temporary legal status under the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that Trump will begin abolishing in March.

The White House's portrayal of the framework as a broad-based compromise is likely to face skepticism on Capitol Hill, where immigration reform has always been contentiously disputed.

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"If it doesn't work then they'll be illegal immigrants and if they fall into the hands of ICE", the official said.

On Friday, Ben Marter, communications director for Sen.

At least 23 Dreamers will be in the public galleries in the House of Representatives chamber as guests of Democratic lawmakers, according to a list provided today by a congressional aide.

KELLY: Before we get to the criticism, let's lay out what is being criticized - quick recap of what the White House is proposing.

The White House laid out plans Wednesday for an immigration deal that would include an eventual path to citizenship for almost two million Dreamers and fund the construction of the border wall.

The nonpartisan Migration Policy Institute said the proposed cuts to legal immigration could amount to an annual decrease of at least 288,000 green cards - 36 percent of the total number issued to family members of USA citizens and legal permanent residents.

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"Anything less would be encouraging illegal immigration without solving the root problem, our porous border", Crawford said in a written statement.

The package was immediately panned by pro-immigration groups, which said the plan was a bad trade-off. The officials said it would only end new applications for visas, allowing those already in the pipeline to be processed.

".With only five legislative days remaining to fund the government and address the issue of DREAMers, the president should not be releasing a framework that is a nonstarter like this one".

In the days after the speech, the president is reportedly eyeing a visit to San Diego to review prototypes for his proposed border wall. The little stuff here - all aimed at ensuring that when we catch illegal immigrants at the border we can detain and send them home - is much more important than a wall itself.

Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, said in written remarks, "B$3 oth sides of the immigration debate must be willing to make a compromise to get the job done".

On Monday, Trump signed into law the funding bill that officially ended the three-day government shutdown. "A solution for Dreamers rightly excludes those convicted of felonies or multiple misdemeanors", the signers said.

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