Trump warning of veto if bill 'doesn't advance' his immigration reforms: report

Trump warning of veto if bill 'doesn't advance' his immigration reforms: report
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President TrumpDonald TrumpOvernight Defense & National Security — Presented by Boeing — Milley warns of 'Sputnik moment' for China WSJ publishes letter from Trump continuing to allege voter fraud in PA Oath Keeper who was at Capitol on Jan. 6 runs for New Jersey State Assembly MORE is reportedly warning he would consider a veto on an immigration bill that doesn't meet his framework.

A senior administration official told Axios that the president "will veto any bill that doesn't advance his common-sense immigration reforms."

"The White House has claimed the mainstream, middle ground on immigration," the administration official said.


"By opposing the president’s framework, Democrats are making it clear that they care more about donors than Dreamers."

The official also told the news outlet that Republicans have Democrats "backed into a corner."

"Democratic leaders are now catering to the far-left activist wing of their base," the official said. "Democrats are selling out American workers for open borders ... [T]he White House is making it clear that the Republican Party is the party of American workers."

A senior Democratic official pushed back, telling Axios that the GOP "spin is laughably bad."

"[Trump] ended the [Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals] program. He would be deporting them. Who in their right mind would blame Democrats?" the Democratic official said.

The Senate's immigration debate seems to be hitting a wall before it even gets started.

On Tuesday, Democrats blocked Republicans from setting up votes, while GOP senators themselves outlined different approaches for how to build a compromise that could get 60 votes — the supermajority required to overcome a filibuster and clear legislation from the Senate.

Conservatives are trying to draw a hard line on the White House framework as the only game in town that Trump will sign.

“The president’s framework is not an opening bid in negotiations. It is a best and final offer,” Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) told reporters.

Trump's proposal would provide a path to citizenship for 1.8 million immigrants brought into the country illegally as children in exchange for $25 billion in border security, but also includes more controversial changes to legal immigration and interior enforcement.

In a meeting with lawmakers last month, Trump called for a "bill of love" on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients and vowed to sign the bipartisan solution those lawmakers came up with.