How to Stop the Trump Agenda Before It Happens: You Can’t Let the Cat Out of the Bag By John Wagner and Jennifer Palmieri, The Hill November 28, 2019 7:07 pm EST “You can be sure that all of the candidates and their supporters, all of their surrogates, all their allies in the Republican Party are going to be out to undermine this president’s agenda,” Trump said in an interview with The Hill on Tuesday.
“They’re going to do everything they can to undermine it, but you have to be very careful.”
Trump, who has been a frequent target of Democrats and critics alike for his attacks on the judiciary, is expected to unveil a revised immigration overhaul next week.
But while he has said that he is committed to the legislation, his top aides are reportedly urging him to push for it sooner rather than later.
“It’s very important to us that the Senate passes the legislation now, that we have a good chance to have the Senate pass it before Thanksgiving,” his top advisers, Steve Bannon and Katie Walsh, told The Hill’s Reid Epstein on Tuesday, ahead of the president’s speech.
Trump, the Republican National Committee chairman, and his top strategist, Stephen Miller, have said that the bill will include a path to citizenship for the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the country.
The White House is expected, however, to push the bill through the Senate, as Trump has said he does not want to let the bill go to the president-elect’s desk.
The bill would also include an enhanced border security strategy, a plan to increase spending for the military and border enforcement, and a “path to citizenship” for millions of undocumented immigrants.
Trump has promised that he would sign the bill into law, but has yet to say when.
He has also been critical of the Supreme Court’s decision in June that struck down a portion of the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which protected some undocumented immigrants brought to the country as children from deportation.
The president-election is expected this fall to be his first as president.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.