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Trump Gives His Support To Both House GOP Immigration Bills

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Trump Gives His Support To Both House GOP Immigration Bills
President Trump reportedly told GOP lawmakers he's behind them "1,000 percent."
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President Donald Trump gave House Republicans the green light to move forward with either one of their two immigration bills, saying he's behind them "1,000 percent."

A closed-door meeting with the president seemed to have encouraged multiple lawmakers to support the more moderate bill, which funds Trump's proposed border wall in exchange for offering certain undocumented immigrants a path to citizenship.

Another hot topic was the administration's "zero-tolerance" immigration policy, which has led to family separations at the southern border. While Trump could do away with this practice himself, he pushed for a legislative solution.

The moderate bill would also replace the visa lottery program with a merit-based system.