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Trump Backs Grassley Immigration Bill

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By    |   Wednesday, 14 February 2018 09:45 AM

President Donald Trump issued a statement Wednesday exhorting the immigration bill introduced by Sen. Chuck Grassley and encouraged "all senators in both parties" to support it.

"The Grassley bill accomplishes the four pillars of the White House Framework: a lasting solution on DACA, ending chain migration, cancelling the visa lottery, and securing the border through building the wall and closing legal loopholes," Trump said in the statement.

"I am asking all senators, in both parties, to support the Grassley bill and to oppose any legislation that fails to fulfill these four pillars – that includes opposing any short-term 'Band-Aid' approach," Trump said.

Grassley proffered the bill on behalf of Trump, essentially.

The bill is Trump's compromise of extending a pathway to citizenship for 1.8 million undocumented immigrants.

However, the bill is a non-starter for Democrats, who are on board with beefing up border security — including a wall — but are wholly opposed to restricting legal immigration.

"Now that our military is fully funded, and will be rebuilt stronger than ever before, my focus is on enacting responsible and commonsense immigration reform that delivers for the American People," Trump said in the statement.

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