Huckabee Sanders: "Flake-Graham-Durbin" Immigration Deal "Dead on Arrival"


White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said during Tuesday's press briefing that a deal reached between Democrat Sen. Dick Durbin and Republicans Lindsey Graham and Jeff Flake was "dead on arrival" in the White House.

"In a bipartisan meeting here at the White House two weeks ago, we outlined a path forward on four issues: serious border security, an end to chain migration, the cancellation to the outdated and unsafe visa lottery, and a permanent solution to DACA," Sanders said. "Unfortunately, the Flake-Graham-Durbin agreement does not meet these benchmarks. In fact, it would not secure our border, encouraged more illegal immigration, increased chain migration, and retained the visa lottery system."

"In short, it's totally unacceptable to the president and should be declared dead on arrival," she said.

"The president has been extraordinarily consistent on immigration and what his priorities are," she said. "His views are shared by the vast majority of the American people and have bipartisan support in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives."

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