White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders called it "sad" that Democrats have changed their position on immigration "so much."
"The president actually understands people needing a paycheck, certainly more than Nancy Pelosi ever will, partly because he has actually signed the front of a paycheck," Sanders said in an interview with FNC's Martha MacCallum. "He knows what it means. That's why he spent so much of the first two years of his administration making sure more people in America get a paycheck, making sure more people have a job."
SARAH HUCKABEE SANDERS, WHITE HOUSE: The other part of that is, president has been committed to making sure we protect our borders. People can't get a paycheck if they're not around because we've had people come across and take jobs from them or even worse, have violent crimes that have hurt Americans.
The president is committed to protecting every single American citizen. He knows that without border security and without borders, you have no country at all. And he is calling on Democrats to step up and actually do their jobs and protect the American people and work with him in that process...
But the president is committed to making sure that one way or the other, whether it's through Congress or other measures, that we protect our borders, and he's looking at a number of different ways in order to do that.
But frankly, it's sad that Democrats have changed their position so much. If you look back, Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton, Biden, Obama, all of these individuals in the past have supported border security.
In fact, Chuck Schumer even said in a public statement that illegal immigration is wrong. Yet now that this president is championing the fight and trying to do what's right, you have Democrats that simply won't join in that effort. They voted for it 2006, they voted for the wall funding, and now they've changed their minds.