Trump presses senators to work again on immigration reform

Washington Post | Feb 9, 2017

President Trump said Thursday that he was open to considering a comprehensive immigration reform plan if senators come up with a new one, but he said he opposes a 2013 proposal that passed the U.S. Senate with bipartisan support.

The president’s brief comments on the issue came up during a White House lunch meeting with a group of Democratic and Republican senators that also touched on the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to serve on the Supreme Court and the nation’s opioid epidemic, according to participants.

On immigration, Trump said he was open to reviewing details of the 2013 immigration bill written by a bipartisan “Gang of Eight” senators, according to Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.) who recounted details of the lunch to reporters.

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