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New White House Talking Points on Immigration

They include this all-cap sentence: “ANY DEAL ON DACA MUST END CHAIN MIGRATION, ELIMINATE THE VISA LOTTERY, AND FULLY SECURE THE BORDER, INCLUDING WITH A WALL.” During yesterday’s televised meeting on immigration, President Trump made those policies sound like things he would like to have but would not insist on. A lot of observers, including me, wondered whether the White House would try to undo that impression. We’ve got our answer. Well, our provisional answer.

Update: At a joint press conference with the Norwegian prime minister this afternoon, Trump said he would not sign a bill without funding for a border wall.

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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