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Trump On Citizenship Path: 'It's Gonna Happen At Some Point'

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Trump On Citizenship Path: 'It's Gonna Happen At Some Point'
"It's gonna happen at some point in the future, over a period of 10-12 years."
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President Donald Trump seemed open to the idea of giving undocumented immigrants a path to citizenship, albeit a long path. 

Trump told reporters, "It's gonna happen at some point in the future, over a period of 10-12 years." However, Bloomberg reports an administration official said the path to citizenship was not part of a proposed deal just yet, but simply a discussion point. 

Democrats want protections for some 800,000 immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children. Republicans want funding for a border wall and an end to the visa lottery program as well as familial preferences in immigration. 

The immigration dispute in part led to a three-day government shutdown over the weekend. Both parties agreed to pass a bill to fund the government through Feb. 8. 

The White House says it will release a "legislative framework" for an immigration deal on Monday.