Trump to meet lawmakers in search for immigration compromise

On Tuesday, the president of the United States, Donald Trump will be going for a meeting with Democratic and Republican lawmakers in a rising search for a compromise of an election year in terms of protecting a huge number of young immigrants who are undocumented from being deported. Donald Trump & his team of Republicans who are in control of US Congress and the Democrats seem to be on opposite sides on the agreement as they encircle for the midterm Congressional election which is scheduled to be held in the month of November. The president of the United States said that he wants an immigration pact or deal which will be including the funding for a border wall with Mexico and the immigration restriction which has to be tight in nature.

On Monday, Donald Trump mentioned in a speech in Nashville, Tennessee that they are going to build a border wall. On the other hand, the Democrats are demanding a deal that would help the 700,000 young immigrants who are undocumented and to protect them from being deported under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or the DACA program that is supposed to come to an end in early March. But due to the pressure from groups of immigrants they are not willing to give ground to the US president Donald Trump in terms of the issue of the wall and his central promise from the presidential campaign of the year 2016.

An official of the White House official mentioned that there have been some discussions regarding the same but their position is somewhat clear and they want to drill down to see if there is any scope of negotiations or not. Some of the top leaders of Congress are not expected to attend the meeting that is scheduled to be held on Tuesday. Instead, the list of guests is set to include the lawmakers from both of the parties who are involved in this particular debate regarding immigration like Republican Senators John Cornyn of Texas and Tom Cotton of Arkansas, and Democratic Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois. Nancy Pelosi who is the head of the Democratic minority in the House of Representatives clearly indicated that she is not expecting a good amount of progress from the meeting which is to be held on Tuesday.

January 21, 2018 - 05:42
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