According to the President, his party will focus its legislative efforts on infrastructure issues and immigration
President trump appealed Thursday to participants in West Virginia visiting a meeting of congressional Republicans, seeking to unite the party around legislative priorities in anticipation of the upcoming Congressional elections, which will be considered by the referendum, reflecting the attitude of the population to the Republican party and the presidency trump.
Addressing the party members, the President has focused on immigration reform, calling for the introduction of the immigration system based on merit.
Trump also said that to solve the problems of young immigrants (the so-called “dreamers”) the Republicans will need the support of the Democrats.
During the conference, the Republicans have been trying to settle the intra-party disagreements on the issue of immigration, which is closely related to the question of funding the Federal government, which must allow up to 8 February.
To this date Congress must agree on a new temporary budget bill. Last month to do it in time failed, which led to a partial government shutdown for three days. The deadlock was able to emerge partly due to the promise of the leader of the Senate Republican Mitch McConnell to hold a vote on the plan, which aims to protect “dreamers” from deportation.
President trump said that he had no objection to young undocumented immigrants brought into the United States parents remained in the country and had the opportunity over time to issue citizenship, but only under condition of introduction of new restrictions for other types of immigrants and allocate $ 25 billion for the construction of a wall on the border with Mexico.
“I know the Senate is planning to submit a bill on immigration for consideration in the coming weeks, and today I urge that this bill was based on principles put forward by us,” – said in the prepared text of the speech trump.
Despite the fact that Republicans currently control both houses of Congress and the White house, last year their legislative initiatives have had variable success: they managed to conduct a large-scale tax reform, but attempts to repeal and replace Obamacare program has failed.
Recall that especially the sharp contradictions between Republicans and Democrats is the question about immigration.Political success trump’s partly due to his tough stance against immigrants. However, during his presidency, he has repeatedly shown inconsistency in the designation of their political goals or clashed with some members of his own party.
Last year, trump has canceled the Program deferred action for immigrant children (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, DACA), which protected against deportation of undocumented immigrants brought into the country parents. Currently, there are about 700,000 “dreamers”. The President requested the Congress to work out a solution by early March.