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John Kelly Says Candidate Trump Was “Uninformed” on Immigration

HeadlineJan 18, 2018
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Sarah Huckabee Sanders’s remarks came as White House Chief of Staff John Kelly met with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, reportedly telling them that Trump’s harsh anti-immigrant positions during the campaign were “uninformed.” The Washington Post reports Kelly acknowledged to lawmakers that the U.S. would never be able to construct a wall along the entire U.S.-Mexico border. This is Illinois Democratic Congressmember Luis Gutiérrez speaking after Wednesday’s meeting with John Kelly.

Rep. Luis Gutiérrez: “I would have liked to have had a proposal that we could consider to move forward and to break the logjam. That isn’t what happened today. We reiterated, time and time again, how deeply we feel about the future of our DREAMers and how that is a non-negotiating point for us. They’re either in the proposal or there isn’t a proposal.”

Chief of Staff John Kelly also reportedly said, “The president is committed to a permanent solution to DACA“— the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. But the president has struck a different tone. On Twitter this morning, Trump wrote, “The Wall is the Wall, it has never changed or evolved from the first day I conceived of it.”

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