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Politics Trump presses Senate to adopt his immigration priorities

17:48  14 february  2018
17:48  14 february  2018 Source:   ap.org

Trump: 'I'd love to see a shutdown' if Dems don't meet immigration demands

  Trump: 'I'd love to see a shutdown' if Dems don't meet immigration demands President Trump said Tuesday he would "love" to see a government shutdown if Democrats do not agree to his demands on immigration. "We'll do a shutdown and it's worth it for our country. I'd love to see a shutdown if we don't get this stuff taken care of," Trump told a gathering of law enforcement officials and members of Congress at the White House."If we have to shut it down because the Democrats don't want safety and, u"We'll do a shutdown and it's worth it for our country. I'd love to see a shutdown if we don't get this stuff taken care of," Trump told a gathering of law enforcement officials and members of Congress at the White House.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is sending a message to the Senate on immigration : Pass a bill based on his priorities . More: Associated Press . facebook linkedin twitter email copy link.

Group of senators reaches immigration deal on Dreamers, wall. By: ALAN FRAM and KEVIN FREKING, Associated Press . The Senate 's No. 2 Republican, John Cornyn of Texas, warned that lawmakers need to address Trump 's entire proposal, saying, "We need to take the president seriously."

President Donald Trump speaks during the National African American History Month reception in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) © The Associated Press President Donald Trump speaks during the National African American History Month reception in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is sending a message to the Senate on immigration: Pass a bill based on his priorities.

He's thanking GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa for introducing legislation similar to the immigration framework pushed by the White House.

The measure would offer a chance for citizenship for up to 1.8 million people who arrived in the U.S. as children and stayed illegally. It would provide $25 billion for border security, restrict family-based immigration and end a visa lottery.

Trump says legislation without these priorities won't — in his words — "deliver safety, security and prosperity to the American People."

Trump also says he wants lawmakers to oppose any "short-term "Band-Aid" approach."

Senate debate on immigration began Tuesday, but leaders are at loggerheads over how to move forward.

The Senate failed on immigration. No one knows what’s next. .
The Senate has left town without a deal on immigration. After months of failed negotiations, senators voted down four immigration proposals Thursday. The bill that had President Donald Trump’s blessing received the fewest votes. After months of failed negotiations, senators voted down four immigration proposals Thursday. The bill that had President Donald Trump’s blessing received the fewest votes. The only comprehensive bipartisan proposal on the table not only failed to win enough votes, but was also panned by Trump’s administration.

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