According to the Post, Kelly said the Trump administration is pushing for increased border security because cartels are still managing to sneak their illicit drugs into the U.S. And a straight, straight shooter.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders fired back, "He's not criticizing the president because he's against oppression-he's criticizing the president because he has awful poll numbers". Democratic Rep. Ruben Gallego confirmed that comment to CNN.
Kelly noted there is another immigration solution he learned about Wednesday that could lead to a deal.
"We have some ideas on how things like visa fees, renegotiation on NAFTA, on what that would mean to our economy", Kelly said on Fox News' Special Report with Brett Baier.
At the White House, Trump press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders endorsed the plan. Rather, he explained that the Trump administration is asking for "a physical barrier in many places". And it opened him to criticism from some lawmakers, who began publicly saying this week that Trump isn't well served by his staff.
"The DACA deal will be worked out, I think, by the United States Congress", he told reporters on Capitol Hill, using the initials of the program initiated during President Barack Obama's tenure.
The House was to vote later Thursday.
Instead, the White House has insisted that it was Trump's decision to invite Republicans to the session in the hopes of hearing their views on the emerging plan.
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Kelly's comments were noteworthy because they openly acknowledged the difference between campaign promises and governing, and even suggested that Trump needed to be educated on the subject. "There were a number of other senators that had been involved in this from the beginning. that were not consulted".
Later, the White House expressed support for the short-term spending bill, unveiled late Tuesday by House GOP leadership, and congressional liaison Marc Short said he was optimistic that it would pass. The caucus said the talks were "positive,"however, a concrete agreement wasn't reached, Politico reported". "I am just going to say that we are working it out".
Kelly was also asked by one lawmaker, Rep.
"Kelly took credit for educating the President on the wall and that a concrete barrier from sea to shining sea was no longer the conception of border security barriers supported today by the White House". He's taken more of a personal role in meetings with aides and lawmakers, where his deeply held views have been apparent, according to people who have participated in them.
The remaining half would be reallocated over time to immigrants who had been allowed to remain in the US under temporary protected status.
"The Wall is the Wall, it has never changed or evolved from the first day I conceived of it", Trump wrote.
Trump fumed at Kelly privately and chided his chief of staff over his remarks. "The biggest loser will be our rapidly rebuilding Military, at a time we need it more than ever". Unlike his relationships with those men, which appear permanently frayed, Trump has previously told confidants he can't afford to lose Kelly. But he's also described the chief of staff role as immensely rewarding. Cotton and Perdue are supporters of a hardline proposal to slash legal immigration supported by President Donald Trump.
A house stands near the US-Mexico fence on the outskirts of Tijuana. "He's been an outspoken foe of immigration reform and opponent to DACA and the Dreamers from the start".
Trump tweeted Thursday, "If there is no Wall, there is no Deal!"