The media spin implied that Trump has a soft spot for the illegal aliens who, we're told, were brought to our country as children through no fault of their own.
"I think we're all lucky that we're living in a community where people feel very much like 'We want people to be here to feel like they belong, ' " Matsui said. Hagstrom, 60, a car-warranty manager, asked on his way to a Bible-study dinner at an upscale shopping mall.
"Now is that a fair question?" she responded, before saying that she trusted Trump "is honest in understanding that the public supports, overwhelmingly supports, not sending these young people back".
In more than a dozen conversations with Trump voters in this sweltering Sonoran Desert oasis, not one found fault with Trump's abandonment of his vow to deport the young immigrants, often referred to as Dreamers. But she and her colleagues are against some other things the President is trying to throw in the deal, such as building wall on the border of Mexico.
"They call us Dreamers, but our ability to dream was taken away from us", Hernandez said. And we shouldn't cut off our nose to spite our face where they do align, where it makes sense for the American people. Discussion of the act follows the Trump Administration's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that has for five years shielded young undocumented immigrants from deportation. After some White House pushback, they clarified with a follow-up statement: "T$3 here was no final deal, but there was agreement" to work toward one.More news: At least 50 die in twin attacks in Iraq
"His party doesn't back him, so he might as well go to the competition", said the 76-year-old retiree from nearby Gilbert.
"W$3 e need to know the full extent of their use of social media to influence us from Facebook, from Twitter, from Google, from any social media or search engine", he said. I think there's more on the Republican side than people like to think.
In August, Trump threatened to close down the government if that's what it took to get the wall built over objections to "obstructionist Democrats".
But speaking directly to supporters, as he did in a fiery August 2016 speech in Phoenix, Trump left no doubt that he favoured their expulsion.
On careful inspection, it's clear the president has indeed compromised in the DREAMer direction. He's also skeptical about Trump, who campaigned on deportation of immigrants. "That is what it means to have laws and to have a country".More news: Goran Dragic erupts for 35 points, powers Slovenia to first EuroBasket title
"We will not rest until we have competence in immigration reform", Pelosi said. In reality, there are 11 million illegal immigrants in the country.
The Trump White House did not respond to a request for clarification.
Late Sept. 13, the two top Democrats in Congress, Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California, the minority leader in the House of Representatives, and Sen.
"It'd be fine with me", said McCain, a leader of the 2013 effort to pass sweeping immigration legislation, which passed the Senate but died in the House. "I hope so", said Flake, who faces a tough 2018 re-election fight.
Because for them, the Trump presidency is not about fulfilling lifelong dreams of enacting conservative policy ideas (sorry Freedom Caucus). Within hours, the president seemed to disavow that deal.More news: Judge blocks Justice Department move against sanctuary cities
Sheryl Dressel, 61, a retired vision therapist from Chandler, resents hearing "Press 2 for Spanish" on automated phone greetings, and she opposes driver's licenses for immigrants in the USA illegally. In a show of "intersectionality" - solidarity among left-wing groups - they also chanted "Trans lives matter!" and other slogans, while Pelosi stood silently behind the throng.