Call it a "true crisis," said White House press secretary Sarah Sanders on Thursday, she believes Democrats will board with President Trump's new immigration repair, which is expected to be released later this afternoon.
"I think the best thing you can do to bring Democrats and Republicans together is to have a good plan, which is exactly what we have in this," says Sanders "Fox & Friends." "There is nothing there as democrats should not be too. The big difference between Republicans and Democrats in this case (that is) we actually put forth what we want to see happen in our immigration system. "
Sanders said the president's new immigration plan is" more of a long-term thing, looking to modernize. and update our entire immigration system, simplified for people who come to the country legally. We haven't touched this system for decades. "
She also took the chance of slumbering Trump's democratic rivals." open borders, "she said.
To be clear, not all Democrats want open borders, as Sanders and White House have repeatedly proposed. Later, Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., has rejected the" open borders "label and says that such a policy is grossly unrealistic.
OBAMA, SANDERS REIN IN IMMIGRATION RHETORIC: AGE DEMS REJECT OPEN BORDERS, DEFEND ASSIMILATION
and you will get people from all over the world, "Sanders, one of the democratic front-runners of the 2020 presidential election, said." And I don't think that's something we can do right now. Can't do that. "
It is not Sander's first rejection of" open borders "either. 1
Trump is expected to unveil a plan from the White House Rose Garden on Thursday afternoon that would oversee parts of the nation's immigration system, including an action that would significantly increase the training and skills needs of people who want to come to America, while scaling back on chain migration.
The proposal, the track of Trump's son-in-law and senior advisor Jared Kushner, marks a dramatic departure from the nation's largely family-based approach, which officials said Wednesday gives about 66% of the green cards to those with family ties and only 12% based on skills.
In its place, the new plan would provide opportunities for immigrants who have specific skills or job offerings to work in the United States, provided they can demonstrate English skills and educational levels, and conduct a civil degree.
What the plan does is address the millions of unreported workers living illegally in the country, including hundreds of thousands of young "Dreamers" brought to the United States as a child – a top priority for the Democrats.
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Working with Kushner to create the new policy is Trump's best immigration. advisor Stephen Miller. However, their plan violates the more extreme measures that Miller has long pushed the president to adopt.
Fox News & # 39; Adam Shaw and The Associated Press contributed to this report.