Trump calls for bipartisan immigration reform
US President Donald Trump reiterated his demands for immigration reform during a bipartisan meeting with lawmakers yesterday.
"We are here today to advance bipartisan immigration reform that serves the needs of the American families, workers, and taxpayers...But I feel having the Democrats in with us is absolutely vital because it should be a bipartisan bill. It should be a bill of love," Trump said.
"During the closed-door portion of the meeting, congressional leaders “reached an agreement to negotiate legislation that accomplishes critically needed reforms in four high-priority areas: border security, chain migration, the visa lottery, and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy," White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement.
"These are measures that will make our community safer and more prosperous. These reforms are supported by the overwhelming majority of Americans," President Trump explained.
"So I’m appealing to everyone in the room to put the country before party, and to sit down and negotiate and to compromise, and let’s see if we can get something done," he concluded.