A person familiar with the meeting said Illinois Democratic Sen.
According to The Washington Post, the lawmakers presented Trump with a plan to restore the Temporary Protected Status for countries that have been removed, including Haiti and El Salvador, and also adding $1.5 billion for the border wall Trump has been dreaming of since he announced his candidacy.
Immigration reform talks reportedly grew heated on Thursday as President Trump lashed out at the nationalities of numerous immigrants drawn to the United States, lamenting people born in what he characterized as "shithole" countries.
United States President Donald Trump has reportedly lashed out at immigrants in a foul-mouthed outburst at the White House.
The president wondered aloud why the United States would not instead want to bring people from countries like Norway, whose prime minister he had met with the day before.
Shah added: "He will always reject temporary, weak and risky stopgap measures that threaten the lives of hardworking Americans, and undercut immigrants who seek a better life in the United States through a legal pathway". "These vile comments are unacceptable and unbecoming of the Presidency".
This week the Trump administration announced that it was ending temporary legal protective status for 200,000 immigrants from El Salvador who have lived in the United States for almost two decades.
Trump said the US should bring in more people from Norway, whose prime minister he met with Wednesday.
Shah went on to list the White House's demands for an agreement that would protect undocumented immigrants who were brought into the country as children and stressed that the president favours merit-based immigration. Trump said at the Thursday (Friday NZ time) meeting, according to the sources, referring to African countries and Haiti.
"I'm hopeful it will lead to a breakthrough", Graham, who has forged a close relationship with Trump despite their prior political rivalry, told reporters after the meeting.
At a White House press briefing a few hours earlier, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders expressed optimism about a bipartisan immigration agreement.
In addition to DACA protections, a number of lawmakers are also proposing the restoration of TPS for hundreds of thousands of current US residents. "However, we still think that we can get there".
"Immigrants from countries across the globe - including and especially those from Haiti and all parts of Africa - have helped build this country", Harris tweeted. Some Democrats are threatening to withhold their votes - which Republicans will need to push that legislation through Congress - unless an immigration accord is reached.
Pelosi's talking about a group of lawmakers that's blessed by President Donald Trump. Kevin McCarthy (R-California), Bob Goodlatte (R-Virginia), and Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Florida).