Politics Trump warning of veto if bill 'doesn't advance' his immigration reforms: report

16:26  14 february  2018
16:26  14 february  2018 Source:   thehill.com

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.

A senior administration official told Axios that the president "will veto any bill that doesn ' t advance his common-sense immigration reforms ." "The White House has claimed the mainstream, middle ground on immigration ," the administration official said.

The site reported late on February 13: A senior administration official said Tuesday night that President Trump “will veto any bill that doesn ’ t advance his common-sense immigration reforms ” — a hardening of the White House bargaining position as the Senate begins an epic debate …

People in the audience hold up their smart phones as President Donald Trump arrives for 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 People in the audience hold up their smart phones as President Donald Trump arrives for the National African American History Month reception in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018.

President Trump is reportedly warning he would consider a veto on an immigration bill that doesn't meet his framework.

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A senior administration official told Axios that the president "will veto any bill that doesn't advance his common-sense immigration reforms."

"The White House has claimed the mainstream, middle ground on immigration," the administration official said.

Pelosi’s marathon speech doesn’t calm Dem discontent over DACA

  Pelosi’s marathon speech doesn’t calm Dem discontent over DACA House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi left it all on the floor after delivering a record-setting, eight-hour speech demanding a "dreamer" fix in talks to avert another government shutdown at midnight. But the House floor gambit appears to have done little to quell concerns from the liberal base and rank-and-file members. “If I said something on the floor for eight hours and then didn’t do something about it, well, the speech is nice,” Illinois Democratic Rep.

A senior administration official said Tuesday night that President Trump “will veto any bill that doesn ’ t advance his common-sense immigration reforms ” — a hardening of the White House bargaining position as the Senate begins an epic debate …

President Trump may single-handedly knock down whatever compromise comes out of the Senate’s sprawling immigration debate before protections for “Dreamers” end, according to a report . The President is prepared to “ veto any bill that doesn ' t advance his common-sense immigration

"By opposing the president's framework, Democrats are making it clear that they care more about donors than Dreamers."

The official also told the news outlet that Republicans have Democrats "backed into a corner."

"Democratic leaders are now catering to the far-left activist wing of their base," the official said. "Democrats are selling out American workers for open borders ... [T]he White House is making it clear that the Republican Party is the party of American workers."

A senior Democratic official pushed back, telling Axios that the GOP "spin is laughably bad."

"[Trump] ended the [DACA] program. He would be deporting them. Who in their right mind would blame Democrats?" the Democratic official said.

The Senate's immigration debate seems to be hitting a wall before it even gets started.

Trump presses Senate to adopt his immigration priorities

  Trump presses Senate to adopt his immigration priorities 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 during a bipartisan immigration meeting last month. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images. A senior administration official said Tuesday night that President Trump "will veto any bill that doesn ’ t advance his common-sense immigration reforms "

Now, a senior administration official tells Axios that Trump "will veto any bill that doesn ' t advance his common-sense immigration reforms ," severely undermining the immigration legislation being forged in the Senate this week.

On Tuesday, Democrats blocked Republicans from setting up votes, while GOP senators themselves outlined different approaches for how to build a compromise that could get 60 votes - the supermajority required to overcome a filibuster and clear legislation from the Senate.

Conservatives are trying to draw a hard line on the White House framework as the only game in town that Trump will sign.

"The president's framework is not an opening bid in negotiations. It is a best and final offer," Sen. Tom Cotton(R-Ark.) told reporters.

Trump's proposal would provide a path to citizenship for 1.8 million immigrants brought into the country illegally as children in exchange for $25 billion in border security, but also includes more controversial changes to legal immigration and interior enforcement.

Spotlight on House After Senate Failure to Pass DACA Fix .
The Senate’s failure to advance immigration legislation last week took some pressure off House Republican leaders whose members wanted to ensure their chamber would offer a conservative counterproposal rather than just accept whatever the Senate produced. Load Error But the White House — blamed by Democrats for killing a bipartisan Senate measure they believe could have cleared a 60-vote threshold without administration interference — is trying to keep the heat on the House.

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