"I'm incredibly proud of our diversity". Lindsey Graham brought a plan to Trump that involved cutting the visa lottery in half and while the rest would go to underrepresented countries in Africa and Temporary Protective Status nations, including Haiti.
The bill complies with the "Four Pillars" that emerged out of the meeting between Trump and a group of lawmakers at a meeting on Monday at the White House.
Trump has denied making the remarks, but Illinois Democratic Sen.
In a statement, White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders thanked the lawmakers on behalf of Trump and said the legislative proposal seeks to comply with the main priorities of the President for U.S. citizens.
Here's what to know about how a federal judge's decision over the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program will affect and negotiations in Congress. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., told reporters that the senators are "very close" to having legislation they can release. "The president invited us to - at his little get-together in the Cabinet room - to come up with proposals, and we did.
I am committed to ensuring DREAMers are protected and I will welcome everyone to the table who wants to get this done", Hoyer said, referring to a sub-group of undocumented people who were brought to the United States while they were children.
It is unclear if Trump is going to demand Congress include funding for the wall he envisions running along the U.S. -Mexico border as part of any border security bill, but he appeared to indicate it is part and parcel with what he views to be border security when he said "if you don't have a wall, you can not have security".
South Carolina Republican Sen. Bob Goodlatte, Kevin McCarthy and Mario Diaz-Balart were also at the Trump meeting on Thursday.
"It's a joke of a proposal", Cotton said.
Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn said the gang of six's work is not enough to get a vote, and said that any path forward will have to come from talks among a broader group of lawmakers including Republican leadership.
The judge did not rule on the merits of the case but said the plaintiffs would suffer irreparable harm if the Trump administration ended DACA before the legal dispute is resolved. "And if you do, I'm going to sign that solution".
"I can't imagine waking up and not knowing what's going to happen to your future", she said.