Trump uses White House meeting over immigration to spell out what he wants in DACA deal

DACA, amnesty, chain migration, a border wall, national security, are all issues we care deeply about.  While ATP applauds President Trump's 70 Point Plan that is long overdue, negotiating its terms for amnesty for illegals (aka dreamers) - is a non-starter for us.    Amnesty does nothing to get this country back on track financially or with national security.  The American people overwhelmingly do not want amnesty for illegals  or consider it a priority for this administration. Our citizens need to come first.  Trump ran and won on #NoAmnesty.  #KeepYourPromise!  

You can also do a deeper dive on this issue and other issues looming ahead of us in the next week here.

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Trump uses White House meeting over immigration to spell out what he wants in DACA deal

FRI, JAN 5th


The House of Representatives doesn't return until Monday, but there was still a bustle of activity on the immigration issue in Washington this week, including a strong statement from President Trump.


Pres. Trump met with a group of Republican Senators at the White House on Thursday to discuss progress on the different DACA amnesty proposals floating around the Senate. The President made it clear from the beginning, and put several of the Senators on notice, by saying that he would accept nothing less than an end to Chain Migration and the Visa Lottery in exchange for an amnesty for DACA recipients.

"Any legislation on DACA must secure the border with a wall, it must give our immigration officers the resources they need to stop illegal immigration and also to stop visa overstays and, crucially, the legislation must end chain migration. It must end the visa lottery."

--Pres. Trump, January 4, 2018 

Senators Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) were in attendance and agreed with the President. But Trump's comments were directed more at the pro-amnesty Senators in attendance, including Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), and James Lankford (R-Okla.). All three have been working with Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) on legislation that would offer amnesty to the much larger group of "Dreamers" paired with a few minor improvements along the U.S.-Mexico border.


However, if other media reports from yesterday are true, it appears that Sens. Tillis and Lankford have left (or been kicked out of) the Durbin/Graham amnesty group because of the group's unwillingness to pair ending Chain Migration and the Visa Lottery with amnesty legislation.


 (For activists living in North Carolina and Oklahoma, we've posted a new action on your Action Board that you can send to Sens. Tillis and Lankford.)


We expect these White House meetings to continue over the next few weeks, involving not only the Senators who attended yesterday's meeting, but also Democratic Senators.


Before Thursday's meeting, Congressional leaders met with senior White House officials on Wednesday to discuss spending legislation that must be passed by Jan. 19 to avoid a government shutdown. Democrats have again indicated that they would make an amnesty for DACA recipients a condition for the must-pass legislation.

But after the meeting, it appeared that Republican Leaders and the White House budget negotiators have drawn a line in the sand when it comes to the spending bill.

"Today the Republicans and Democrats in Congress shared their priorities for a bipartisan spending agreement. The American people deserve a government that funds our great military, protects our borders, and leads to a more prosperous future for all. It is important that we achieve a two-year agreement that funds our troops and provides for our national security and other critical functions of the Federal government. It also remains important that members of Congress do not hold funding for our troops hostage for immigration policy. We've been clear about these budget priorities from the beginning and hope that further discussions will lead to an agreement soon."

-- Joint Statement from the White House, the Senate Majority Leader's Office, and the House Speaker's Office

We expect more movement on both issues over the next week, so be on the lookout for any action opportunities that we may send your way. In the meantime, please send the new actions we posted earlier this week telling your Members of Congress about our new poll that shows strong support among likely midterm voters for ending Chain Migration and the Visa Lottery. You can read more details from the poll in Roy's blog.






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