It's the campaign promise that Republicans can't shake.
"A wall is more an ego trip for the president than an effective use of resources", Sen.
Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., leader of the hard-right House Freedom Caucus, said in a text message after the White House meeting that he opposed the approach Trump suggested.
Graham is a longtime advocate of a pathway to citizenship for immigrants.
In the background, details are still being worked out on what a plan to help recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, would look like, and a bipartisan group of Senate lawmakers led by Democrat Dick Durbin of IL and Republican Lindsey Graham of SC continues to negotiate. "So let's see how much money they send up and then we can decide what kind of a wall". John McCain said in February 2017.
A compromise - with protection for the young immigrants, often called Dreamers by their advocates, and some enhanced border security, without construction of the wall - could eventually be reached.
At the same time, Sharry said, "We're operating in a context that's very challenging". Trump, however, gave Congress until March 5 to consider the issue.
Republicans charge that Democrats have all but halted talks on spending caps until there is a resolution on DACA, which gives undocumented immigrants who came to the country as children a chance to stay, work or study in the USA without fear of deportation.
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The wall now represents a complicated political question for Republicans and Democrats.
The answer may be in semantics.
Steny Hoyer, the No. 2 Democrat in the House of Representatives, said a DACA bill could win support for passage even though there are differences between the parties over constitutes necessary border security. But a report from The New York Times on Monday makes it clearer than ever that Trump cares less about border security and more about erecting a giant, meaningless monument to his ego.
"We don't oppose building a wall, but that's certainly not our first priority", said Eric Ruark, director of research at NumbersUSA.
Yet it seems that Trump is remarkably willing to trade a largely pointless border wall for a less stringent immigration policy than perhaps his base had expected.
But Democrats have long drawn a line in the sand on the wall, defeating funding it at every turn so far.
Lankford acknowledged that the meeting got "confusing", saying though Trump at the beginning defined "DACA" as a deal that included DACA plus border security and two other areas of reform, it was unclear during some parts of the meeting.
Trump said that Mexico will pay for his proposed wall on the US-Mexico border and it was reported that he will ask Congress for $188 billion to fund the wall.