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.
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".
Toronto Blue Jays Sign Key Players
Toronto will likely now try to work out an extension with Donaldson even though he is on the wrong side of 30. He hit.270 last season with 33 homers and 78 RBIs in 113 games past year .
US Retail Sales Rise
Holiday sales from November 1 through December 31 rose 5.5 percent over the same period in 2016, to $691.9 billion. Overall December sales - including automobiles, gasoline and restaurants - were up 5.5 percent from December 2016.
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 Lankfordtold 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.