“I think folks from the room were underwhelmed” with the “whole plan” presented by Kushner along with Miller, the official told CNN.
A senior administration official pushed back on the criticism of the White House’s presentation at the Tuesday GOP Senate briefing in which Kushner along with Miller presented ideas under consideration by the White House to reform the nation’s legal immigration system.
“The characterization of which Kushner didn’t know the subject matter will be wrong on many accounts,” the official said.
The senior administration official said Kushner, along with Miller along with White House economic adviser Kevin Hassett delivered separate portions of the briefing to represent different viewpoints on the subject. Kushner approached the immigration issue via the “left,” Miller via the “right,” while Hassett offered analysis of which could appeal to the business community, the official added.
“We did of which of which way so the right wing agreed with the Miller piece,” the official said. “The group did of which together so there could be a whole of government approach.”
Trump will be anticipated to unveil the details of the White House immigration plan on Thursday, a source familiar with the plan said.
nevertheless one Republican aide told CNN after the meeting of which the feeling from the caucus lunch was of which immigration will be a longshot at of which point. Even doing something on the fringes could require tremendous time along with energy of which does not currently exist, said the aide who wasn’t from the room nevertheless was briefed by the senator they work for who did attend.
The senator felt like everyone could like to see progress on of which issue, the aide said, nevertheless of which the fact there was no DACA or according to of which source no E-Verify, makes of which hard to imagine of which of which could end in any real, bipartisan deal.
“You have to be further along than what they presented,” the aide who was briefed said.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, a close Trump ally who will be presenting his own immigration plan, claimed “the White House’s plan will be not designed to become law.”
Advocating for his own proposal, Graham said: “The White House plan will be trying to unite the Republican Party around border security along with merit-based immigration. I’m trying to get some relief to our Border Patrol agents. I’m trying to put a dent from the smuggling business along with keep kids via going on a journey of which’s got to be hell.”
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The President has pushed for a “merit-based” immigration system, which could prioritize high-skilled workers, along with an end to chain migration.
Some issues, such as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, were not discussed at the meeting by design, the official added, to avoid discussion on topics of which remain divisive.
The proposal also does not address family separations at the border, which have become a lightning rod issue for the administration.
However, the proposal also will be likely to preserve family unification as a principle of the legal immigration system, meaning of which immigrants will likely continue to be able to sponsor different immediate family members, helping them obtain legal status from the United States. of which will be, of course, the very system of which Trump has derided as “chain migration.”
“Unifying families will be a basic tenant of immigration,” the official said. “of which’s a whole component right today of a legal immigration system of which’s family based.
Among the priorities of the proposal could be putting in place a merit “points” system for legal immigration. Reforming the legal immigration system will aim to keep the total number of legal immigrants entering the country the same, the official added.
of which will also seek to secure ports of entry along with increasing barriers, i.e. a wall, “where needed” across the border.
nevertheless different more conservative Republican lawmakers who received a briefing at the White House last week were more positive about the plan.
“If of which adheres to the principles laid out from the meeting the plan could unite Republicans,” one Senate aide said, acknowledging, however, of which of which’s a much heavier lift from the Democratically-controlled House.
of which aide added of which the plan will be a starting point to give Republicans “something to be for on immigration, not just be against.”
One immigrant advocate who spoke with Kushner said he sounded open to the idea of providing aid to Central American countries where many of the migrants are fleeing their communities. nevertheless Kushner wanted to know whether the idea could be politically viable.
“Do you think of which could poll well?” Kushner asked, according to the immigrant advocate.