White House to Release Immigration and DACA Bill Framework on Monday

"It's going to happen, at some point in the future, over a period of 10 to 12 years", he told reporters during an impromptu news conference at the White House before he left for Switzerland to attend the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos. "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 to find a bipartisan path forward", Sanders said.

Senators are nervous that White House's forthcoming immigration reform framework due Monday could derail bipartisan negotiations that have so far been civil, due to President Donald Trump's volatility on policy issues.

Republican Trump has said protections for the young immigrants will end in March unless Congress passes a new law, but told reporters that he might extend the deadline if lawmakers can not reach an agreement by March 5 and that he thinks an immigration deal is possible.

The Senate is slated to vote today at noon to proceed on a proposal that will fund the government through February 8. The White House previously criticized the bill for providing little to improve border security and allowing chain migration and the visa lottery system to continue, and Sanders said she wanted to "leave no doubt" about Trump's expectations.

"I think your faith can help you get through the good and the bad days", Sanders said. "In October, after the Vegas shooting, you said it was an unspeakable tragedy from that podium". The president - whose election effort received more than $30 million from the National Rifle Association - has made clear he's not a fan of stronger background checks, and thinks the problem of gun violence can only be solved by more guns.

The latest approach by the White House suggested a key development in negotiations over the illegal immigrants who faced deportation as early as March.

Sanders said President Donald Trump has presided over law enforcement crackdowns since his inauguration blaming a'crime wave on the Obama administration and saying isolated school shootings are part of

In recent weeks, President Trump has told lawmakers he'd sign any immigration measure that Congress sent him, but also flatly rejected a draft of a deal negotiated by six senators.

Although Sanders is the third woman to hold the title of White House press secretary, she is the first who is also a mom.

"And then of course if DACA recipients are gonna be legalized - and especially receive citizenship - we're gonna have to address the chain migration issue and limit family sponsorships to spouses and unmarried minor children", he said.

She says the White House will encourage the Senate to bring the proposal "to the floor".

"We're going to have a fair and open process that will give everybody an opportunity to participate", Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, said. Both senators are the deputy leaders of their respective parties and sit on a Senate Judiciary Committee subcommittee on immigration policy.



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