Trump signals support for pathway to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the U.S.

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During a meeting Tuesday with Democrats and Republicans, President Trump indicated his willingness to get behind an immigration deal that could serve as a pathway to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants, The New York Times reports, adding that "such action has the potential to alienate the hard-line immigration activists who powered his political rise and helped him win the presidency, many of whom have described it as amnesty for lawbreakers."

The talk came ahead of a looming government shutdown, with Democrats unbudging on the budget unless the 800,000 "DREAMers" brought to the United States illegally as children are protected from deportation. Trump signaled that beyond a DREAMers deal, he is also interested in a solution for the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States already.

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