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The interviewer had specifically asked whether he would sign "either one" of the two bills Republicans lined up for votes next week.

Trump was asked on "Fox and Friends" about the bills on Friday morning.

"Our members felt very, very passionate about having votes on policies they care about, and that is what we are doing", he said earlier Thursday.

The New York Post's editorial staff blasted President TrumpDonald John TrumpEx-ethics chief calls on Trump to end "monstrous" migrant policies Laura Bush blasts Trump migrant policy as "cruel" and "immoral" U.S. denies report of coalition airstrike on Syria MORE and GOP lawmakers on Sunday over the administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy that has separated families at the border. "I have to have that".

Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, praised the bill's "balanced approach" but said it required further study, while Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla., a leader of the moderate bloc, said he had made "no final decision yet" on the bill. Yet scuttling the bill could turn off independent voters, an especially important bloc for House Republicans competing in dozens of districts that Democrat Hillary Clinton won in the 2016 presidential election.

Republican leaders have invited President Trump to visit Capitol Hill this week to try to fix the damage he did when he said he wouldn't sign the immigration compromise that House Republicans had spent months writing.

Top conservatives, including key Trump allies, have introduced bills to stop the practice. Sen.

Congressional Republicans, keen to secure an end to a policy separating children from their parents at the USA border, received unclear marching orders from President Donald Trump on Tuesday after a meeting on Capitol Hill. "In this morning's interview, he was commenting on the discharge petition in the House, and not the new package", deputy press secretary Raj Shah said in a statement. "He would sign either the Goodlatte or the leadership bills", Shah said. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., to halt family separations.

Democrats are opposed to both bills, and neither measure is expected to pass. "I think it's a disgusting election point".

A few hours after his driveway performance, Trump tweeted that any immigration overhaul legislation, to garner his signature, must include "full funding" for a U.S. -Mexico border wall, end the so-called "catch-and-release" program, terminate both the Diversity Visa Program and family based immigration programs, and "go to Merit Based Immigration". Many Republicans say privately they are concerned that a failure to act quickly will result in a prolonged crisis and public outrage.

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White House officials have privately embraced the border policy as a negotiating tactic to win votes for legislation to fulfill the president's pledge to build a border wall and to tighten the nation's immigration laws.

- Program would cover 1.8 million people protected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, or those who are eligible for it. DACA covers many younger people who arrived in USA before June 15, 2007. "I have to have that", Trump said.

"They can do it very quickly if they had the intention", Pelosi told reporters.

The speaker said that Republicans have been working "hand in glove" with members of the administration to make sure the president's priorities are included in legislation voted on the floor.

The House may take up an immigration bill next week although nothing is on the schedule yet.

The new visa program, which is also available to other immigrants - including what lawmakers said is about 200,000 children who were brought to the USA legally by their parents - is contingent on the $25 billion in border security funding being fully provided.

The White House said he still backs both. "I think the answer to family separation is to not separate families while you are enforcing the law".

The result will be either nothing passes, or the fraudulent "compromise" - created to give some endangered House Republicans phony talking points in the fall - squeaks through. One includes hard-line provisions catering to the House GOP's conservative wing; the other will try to bridge the gap between conservatives and moderates.

The White House continues to insist that it is a Democratic law forcing them to separate parents and children.