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6 senators say they've reached bipartisan agreement on DACA, border security

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Congressional Leaders Propose a Bill to Overhaul DACA, Immigration

"Yeah, I would like to do it, " Trump said.

Only one Democrat, Sen. Well before the 2016 presidential election, Democrats and "Never Trump" Republicans said then-candidate Donald Trump was a racist, xenophobic know-nothing and a liar.

The White House also made clear it does not want to include as part of the deal the Dream Act, which would expand the existing program, according to Sen.

Reacting to word of progress, Sarah Huckabee Sanders said, "There has not been a deal reached yet". But anti-immigrant anti-compromise Republicans could - if there was a deal that could bring in Democratic support - lose the power they have. But so far, the proposal has not won key White House support. I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians.

On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge William Alsup said the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA, must remain in place as the lawsuits proceed.

Alsup said the reasoning to end the program was based on a misinterpretation of the law and voided the president's decision.

It's like the movie "Mean Girls", except it's in the White House.

"The Department of Homeland Security therefore acted within its lawful authority in deciding to wind down DACA in an orderly manner".

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The Flake-Durbin-Graham group had also been discussing border security and other issues such as preferential treatment for family members of immigrants already in the U.S. Details were not immediately available on what the bargainers had signed off on. "Nothing to report yet", Marter said.

But the White House recognized the poor light it shined on Trump and his ability to negotiate, as well as understand the intricacies of shaping policy, so the exchange that included Trump's "clean" DACA agreement was initially omitted from the official White House transcript of the meeting.

He even told Democratic leaders, on camera, that he would take the heat for that if necessary to get it done.

DACA was also a big issue when Congress passed a short-term spending bill to avoid a government shutdown last month.

Any bipartisan agreement among bargainers would still face hurdles. The Trump administration has proposed $18 billion over a decade to build a wall.

BOB GOODLATTE: It cracks down on sanctuary cities, increases criminal penalties for deported criminals who illegally return and makes the E-Verify program mandatory. Top House Democrat Nancy Pelosi of California was dismissive as well. Republican Senator from Oklahoma James Lankford told reporters after the meeting he was "confused" by some of Trump's statements. "Why now? Except perhaps to delay?" "This is more momentum than I have ever seen".

Talks seemed likely to continue Wednesday, and Trump's comments seemed more a reaction against judicial limitations on his powers than a desire to permanently end the immigrants' protections. Members of the group said they'd agreed to seek a package with four elements: helping the so-called Dreamers, strengthening border security, altering how some immigrants bring relatives to the USA and making changes to a visa lottery that admits some people.

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