Calling it a "true crisis," White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Thursday she believes Democrats wants to get on board with President Trump's new immigration overhaul.
"I think the best thing you do Democrats and Republicans together with a good plan which is exactly what we have in this, "Sanders told" Fox & Friends. " "The big difference between Republicans and Democrats in this case is actually laid out."
Sanders said the president's new immigration plan is "more of a long-term thing, looking at modernizing and updating our entire immigration system, we have not touched this system in decades."
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"Democrats right now, unless they get on board with this, they just said they will."
To be clear, not All Democrats want open borders, as Sanders and the White House have been suggested. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., For example, has rejected the "open borders" label,
OBAMA, SANDERS PURE IN IMMIGRATION RHETORIC: ELDER DEMS REJECT OPEN BORDERS, DEFEND ASSIMILATION
"If you open the borders, there's a lot of poverty in this world, and you're going to have people from all over the world," Sanders, who is one of the Democratic frontrunners in the world 2020 presidential race, said "And I do not think that's something that we can do at this point."
It's not Sanders' first rejection of "open borders" policies either.
"Open borders? That's a Koch brothers proposal, "he said, referring to the conservative billionaire businessmen known for their political activism.
Trump is expected to leave the White House Rose Garden Thursday afternoon that would overhaul parts of the nation's immigration system, including a measure that would
The proposal, spearheaded by Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, marks a dramatic departure from the nation's large family-based approach, which gives about 66% of green cards to those with family ties and only 12% based on skills.
In its place, the new plan would provide opportunities for immigrants job offers to work in the United States, provided they can demonstrate English proficiency and educational attainment, and pass a civics exam.
he millions of undocumented workers living illegally in the country, including hundreds of thousands of young "Dreamers" brought to the U.S. as children – a top priority for Democrats.
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Trump's top immigration Advisor Stephen Miller. Miller has long pushed the president to adopt.
Fox News' Adam Shaw and The Associated Press contributed to this report.