Nancy Pelosi says Donald Trump backs path to legalization

Posted: 8:58 AM, Sep 07, 2017
Updated: 2017-09-07 15:58:07Z

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says President Donald Trump supports and would sign into law legislation that offers a path to legalization for immigrants brought to the country as children and living here illegally.

The California Democrat told journalists that Trump signaled his backing in a White House meeting with congressional leaders on Wednesday and in conversation with her Thursday.

Pelosi says: "Obviously it has to be bipartisan; the president said he supports that, he would sign it, but we have to get it passed and that's a high priority."

Trump is ending the Obama-era program that gave nearly 800,000 immigrants temporary work permits and deportation protections. He gave Congress six months to come up with an alternative.

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