President Donald Trump decided to allow the press pool to film a lengthy meeting Tuesday on immigration reform, where he has allegedly made a deal with Congressional Republicans and Democrats on the parameters of immigration reform.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed the deal in an official statement ahead of a press briefing Tuesday afternoon: "President Donald J. Trump just concluded a successful bipartisan and bicameral meeting on immigration reform. During the closed-door portion of the meeting, they reached an agreement to negotiate legislation that accomplishes critically needed reforms in four high-priority areas: border security, chain migration, the visa lottery, and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals [DACA] policy."
Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas) confirmed that he, Rep. Kevin McCarthy, Sen. Dick Durbin and House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer have been tasked with coming up with a timeline for turning the framework into a bill ahead of the March 5 deadline.
"If you want to take it that further step, I'll take the heat," Trump told Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina at the meeting. "You are not that far away from comprehensive immigration reform."