James Lankford

Trump, defiant as border crisis escalates, prepares to lobby House GOP on immigration bills

As he prepared to visit Capitol Hill, President Donald Trump on Tuesday continued to insist that Congress produce comprehensive immigration legislation, while anxious Republicans explored a narrower fix to the administration policy of separating migrant children from their parents.

"Now is the best opportunity ever for Congress to change the ridiculous and obsolete laws on immigration," Trump said in a tweet. "Get it done, always keeping in mind that we must have strong border security."

The message came as Trump was scheduled to visit Republican lawmakers on Capitol Hill Tuesday evening to lobby them on immigration legislation that would provide billions...