Trump says he's open to 'compromise' immigration bill

Trump says he's open to 'compromise' immigration bill

"I have ordered the Department of Homeland Security to create an office to serve American victims", Trump said in his speech.

President Donald Trump vowed Tuesday to introduce a new merit-based system to regulate new arrivals in the United States and reduce the flow of unskilled workers, as he held out the prospect of a sweeping immigration reform.

"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".

Sanders added that Trump is focused on making sure that immigration and border security policies focus on protecting Americans from crime and terrorism, but that he is interested in legislation as well.

Trump's statement cuts against economists' estimates that immigration can boost US growth by lifting a depressed workforce participation rate and raising overall productivity. A list of Trump's six guests released Monday night showed that three are family members of victims of violence by undocumented immigrants, which also angered Democrats.

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Many in Los Angeles' large Latino community tuned in to see president Trump's first primetime address to congress.

Arguing that mass immigration by unskilled workers costs taxpayers billions of dollars and depresses the wages of the working poor, Trump urged lawmakers to get behind reform. "And I find it very, very hard doing what the law says exactly to do and, you know, the law is rough", Trump said.

His words put a damper on dramatic media reports hours ahead of his address that he is open to granting amnesty to wide swaths of illegal immigrants. It's unclear if he will discuss immigration policy. "Your loved ones will never be forgotten, we will always honor their memory", Trump said. An administration official tells CNN that such immigration reform could include a way for undocumented immigrants to stay in the USA and pay taxes as long as they haven't committed serious crimes. He discussed immigrants nearly exclusively in the context of crime, terrorism and lowering Americans' wages. They are eager for the government to raise its investment in their schools but wary of promises devoid of action.

The president will nevertheless make clear, one of them said, that Americans with pre-existing conditions will remain covered under any new health care plan.

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