White House Expects Movement on New Immigration Legislation Monday

Following reports Tuesday that Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) had reneged on his promise to support funding for a border wall on any future immigration legislation, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to call the Senator out on his backtrack:


On Wednesday, the White House released a statement saying they intend to release a legislative framework on immigration Monday for review and consideration. That statement reads in full:

Last fall, the White House sent Congress a list of the core reforms necessary to fix our immigration system. These reforms were assembled in coordination with frontline law enforcement officers and career public servants who know what is necessary to keep America safe. Since that time, President Donald J. Trump and his Administration have hosted dozens of meetings with Republican and Democrat leadership and rank-and-file members of the House and Senate to discuss these reforms and find a bipartisan path forward. Based on these negotiations, the White House will release a legislative framework on Monday that represents a compromise that members of both parties can support. We encourage the Senate to bring it to the floor. This framework will fulfill the four agreed-upon pillars: securing the border and closing legal loopholes; ending extended-family chain migration; cancelling the visa lottery, and providing a permanent solution on DACA. After decades of inaction by Congress, it’s time we work together to solve this issue once and for all. The American people deserve no less.


Mention of a physical wall is noticeably absent in the new language, and there are reports that the administration is reassessing what is needed to secure the border.


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