Real estate mogul Donald Trump met with immigrant advocates on Wednesday to discuss immigration reform and ended the meeting with a resolution to move the debate forward.
Trump met with youth immigrant leaders Jose Machado, Diego Sanchez and nationally renowned Dreamer Gaby Pacheco of The Bridge Project at Trump Towers in New York at the request of Antonio Tijerino, President and CEO of the Hispanic Heritage Foundation.
“He really listened and asked thoughtful questions,” said Machado of the meeting to discuss immigration reform. “We had the opportunity to share our stories and explain why millions of Americans from California, Colorado, Texas, Florida and New York (to name a few states) have come out to say, ‘We need to find a solution to our broken immigration system.’”
The Bridge Project aims to link the gap between political parties and connect Americans from across the political spectrum to advocate for immigration reform. The group is currently in the midst of a seven-state tour to gather support for reform.
And it seems the meeting was fruitful, shared Machado. Trump told the trio “You’ve convinced me.”
The meeting comes several weeks after Trump – one of the nation’s most prominent conservative voices – delivered a key note address on immigration reform in Iowa and warned that that the Senate’s current immigration bill “could be a death wish” for Republicans, who “need to “do the right thing.”