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WASHINGTON — In a private meeting between President Donald Trump and national news anchors, a relaxed and open Trump said the time has come for compromise from both parties on an immigration bill, a major departure from the way he has framed the issue in the past.
“The time is right for an immigration bill as long as there is compromise on both sides,” Trump said, according to six attendees who recounted the meeting to BuzzFeed News.
But Democrats believe the Trump administration, which has broadened the definition of who qualifies as a criminal and ramped up enforcement and deportations, stoking fear in immigrant communities, is far from an equitable negotiator on immigration.
“At this point it’s