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WH: Pres. Trump Supports Both Immigration Bills

The White House issues a correction saying President Trump supports both immigration proposals being considered by the House.
A White House official said the president heard the question wrong and misspoke when he said he would not support the compromise bill, in a statement released Friday.
The compromise bill is a moderate alternative to the Goodlatte bill, which is considered to be a more conservative measure on immigration reform.
He also blamed Democrats for the separation of illegal immigrant families at the border, arguing the left has had the power to close the loop holes in immigration policies but has done nothing.
President Donald Trump speaks to reporters at the White House, Friday, June 15, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Attorney General Jeff Sessions enacted the zero tolerance policy in May, saying immigrants who enter the country illegally could be separated from their families.
President Trump said he doesn’t like separating families, adding, Democrats could help provide the 60 votes needed to change it, but they won’t support Republican initiatives.
The president went on to say his administration is simply following the laws that have been in place for decades.
The House is set to vote on the compromise and Goodlatte bills next week.

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