Nancy Pelosi says Donald Trump backs path to legalization
Posted: 8:58 AM, Sep 07, 2017
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J. Scott Applewhite
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., defends Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server in the wake of a State Department oversight report today that stated she broke federal rules, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 25, 2016. As Congress prepares to get out of town for a week-long Memorial Day recess, Pelosi also said Republicans in Congress are dysfunctional and are responsible for the lack of funding to combat the Zika virus. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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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