President Trump said Tuesday that lawmakers should pass a “bill of love” to resolve the fate of young immigrants who benefit from an Obama-era program he scrapped last year at an extraordinary bull session in the White House Cabinet Room with lawmakers from both parties.
“I hope we’re going to come up with an answer for DACA,” Trump said, referring to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
The unusual setting allowed Democrats and Republicans alike to exchange their views on-camera for roughly an hour over the complicated immigration talks. The meeting was shown on tape, shortly after it concluded, on cable news.
"Well, that was a unique meeting," Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin (Ill.) quipped to reporters on the West Wing driveway.