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'Not just talking points': Kushner's new tack on immigration

9 months 3 weeks 2 days ago Tuesday, May 07 2019 May 7, 2019 May 07, 2019 10:43 PM May 07, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

By JILL COLVIN
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump's White House hasn't been known for its careful crafting of policy.

But the president's son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, has spent months drawing up a long-awaited immigration overhaul plan that the White House began to roll out on Tuesday.

Frustrated by congressional inaction and stinging Republican defeats, Kushner has been meeting with GOP groups and speaking with lawmakers to try to craft a plan the president's party might be able to unite behind heading into the 2020 elections.

It's a new approach for an administration with few legislative achievements and facing the challenges of navigating a hostile Democratic House, where many members are more intent on investigating the president than working with him.

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