White House open to new border expulsion law, mandatory detention and increased deportations in talks with Congress

January 28, 2024

Moreover, the White House would be willing to mandate the detention of certain migrants who are allowed into the country pending the adjudication of their claims. In a statement, White House spokesperson Angelo Fernández Hernández said the administration did not have "determined policy positions" in the congressional negotiations. "The White House has not signed off on any particular policy proposals or final agreements, and reporting that ascribes determined policy positions to the White House is inaccurate," Fernández Hernández said. House Republicans earlier this year passed a bill known as H.R. "We did not spend years fighting this agenda under Trump only to give in to Senate Republicans' extreme demands now."