January 9, 2018 / 8:06 PM / a month ago

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

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

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