Published: Tue, January 23, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

White House Says Report That Kelly, Miller Running DACA Talks 'Ridiculous'

White House Says Report That Kelly, Miller Running DACA Talks 'Ridiculous'

Mr Graham said late on Sunday that he expected a "breakthrough" on the shutdown vote, but that "as long as Stephen Miller is in charge of negotiating on immigration, we're going nowhere".

'I've talked with the president. "He's got a good understanding of what will sell, and every time we have a proposal it is only yanked back by staff members".

Presidential historian Jon Meacham warned on Monday that immigration reform was being undermined by President Donald Trump's inability to shut out extremist members of his staff like policy adviser Stephen Miller.

"He's been an outlier for years, there's a deal to be had", he added. Republicans have offered to reach a deal on immigration, but Democrats have balked at ceding on wall funding and ending chain migration, as noted by the president.

The retired general who once led the U.S. Southern Command is not an immigration restrictionist in the mold of Miller, one former DHS official said.

The 32-year-old is also notorious for his hard-line and racist views on immigrations and people of color.

Lindsay Graham (S.C.) is a part of a small bipartisan group of senators trying to negotiate a deal to end the ongoing government shutdown.

National Rivers in West Virginia staying open despite shutdown
In the first hours of the government shutdown Secretary Zinke was making plans for how to keep America's public parks open . Some restaurants, lodges or gift shops that are run by private companies and do not require park rangers can remain open .

Graham has called on the president and Congress to pass protection for illegal aliens who were given permits under the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which the Trump administration ended.

That coziness evaporated on Sunday, when a White House spokesman, Hogan Gidley, attacked Graham in language echoing the senator's criticism of Miller. But Trump's ostensible lack of involvement can not disguise the fact that his erraticism and failure to delineate the White House's goals are largely to blame for lawmakers' ongoing stalemate. "They pitch a proposal for $33 billion", Graham said. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Sen.

Democrats are pushing for legislation to protect recipients of DACA, which shields immigrants brought to the USA illegally as children from deportation.

The intensely personal nature of the comments is unusual, in part because they point to a belief that Trump is at the mercy of his own staff and doesn't have his own firm positions on immigration - a view the White House vehemently denies.

'This is the president's agenda.

Miller is an immigration hardliner and has a track record of working against immigration compromises. "I think Stephen knows this issue better than anybody else in the White House".

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