White House: Lawmakers agreed immigration bill to focus on four areas

Reuters News
Posted: Jan 09, 2018 3:04 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday agreed to work toward an immigration bill that focuses on four areas: border security, so-called chain migration, the visa lottery system and the plight of 'Dreamer' immigrants.

In a statement, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said the agreement to focus on the four "high-priority areas" was reached during a closed-door portion of a meeting the group held earlier on Tuesday at the White House.

(Reporting by Tim Ahmann; Editing by Paul Simao)