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Trump throws curveball at Republicans with call for immigration deal

Feb 28, 2017 - CNN

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Hill Republicans are once again at the mercy of President Donald Trump political whims.

CNN reported Tuesday that Trump wants Republicans and Democrats to work together on an immigration reform bill that would allow undocumented immigrants to stay in the US with their families if they paid taxes and had no serious criminal record -- a stance that runs counter to the tough-on-immigrant rhetoric that defined Trump's polarizing campaign and galvanized much of his base.

"The time is right for an immigration bill as long as there is compromise on both sides," Trump told reporters at the White H...