Sen. Lankford: DACA offer ‘really most likely’ following White House meeting

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KOKH)– An Oklahoma senator is lauding Tuesday’s bipartisan meeting on migration at the White House.

Senator James Lankford was one of about 20 Republican and Democratic legislators who joined President Donald Trump at the White Home to go over on-going migration issues. Lankford signed up with CBS Today on Wednesday, saying he thinks an offer on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program is “extremely likely”.

“There’s been conferences in a bipartisan way for about 3 months now,” stated Sen. Lankford. “Then you saw a much larger gathering of it the other day at the White Home. I believe it’s very most likely.”

Lankford, who has actually been greatly included in current migration and DACA talks, said Tuesday’s practically two-hour conference was productive. He also thinks President Trump provided more clarity on what he wants from settlements in between the two celebrations.

“We’re not going to do visa locations. We’re not going to do other areas that complicate the migration conversation,” said Lankford. “Simply deal with the DACA and trying to deal with a permanent answer with exactly what’s occurring with those DACA trainees. Also deal with border security, we’re still attempting to define out the specifications of exactly what that really indicates, but I think there’s wide contract on doing border security. Obviously, chain migration has been a huge problem.”

Senator Lankford also addressed the major stalemate in between Democrats and Republicans: the wall. Lankford says the president likewise refined his stance on the border wall, something he states need to be included in any DACA contract.

“I think the President aimed to provide higher clearness the other day, that I hadn’t heard him say, when he said out loud in front of the entire group with the media there. I’m not speaking about a wall from sea to shining sea. This is not a 2,000 mile wall. We don’t need to do that. There are particular areas of that border that require a wall. Other areas, we need technology, extra workforce, and, quite honestly, there are loopholes in the law that we’ve got to have the ability to fix,” stated Sen. Lankford.


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