"He wants to make a deal on DACA", the program that protects young immigrants brought illegally to the U.S.as children, Sanders said.
On the policy front, all signs indicate that the White House will attempt to tackle infrastructure at some point in the near future, with Axios managing to get their hands on a draft of the Trump administration's plan to fix the nation's roads, bridges and tunnels. The feud reportedly surrounded the immigration debate when Mr. Kelly said the president had "evolved" from his position on wall for the southern border.
"We're going to do a great job with DACA", Trump said, referring to the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, but insisted the wall is essential.
This comes after the White House announced on Wednesday that it will be disclosing a legislative framework on legislation next week.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders is holding a daily press briefing at 1:30 p.m., when she will likely weigh in on the vote and the status of negotiations.
While Sanders and other administration officials have rebuffed a policy discussion on stemming mass shootings in their immediate wake, Trump and the White House have been quick to talk substantive policy provisions within hours of terrorist attacks.
US President Donald Trump rejected an immigration bill proposed by Republican senators Lindsey Graham and Jeff Flake, and Democratic Senator Dick Durbin, on Tuesday, in the wake of the government shutdown.
The President also offered some clarity on what he's looking for on his asks to curtail "chain migration", or family-based visa categories, and the diversity visa lottery -- though he left some wiggle room for negotiation.
"This statement represents presidential leadership on immigration that will allow us to solve a hard problem", Graham said in a statement.
"He's driving that a DACA solution is something he wants", Perdue said. That suggests both parties would be allowed to offer amendments.
"Then I think maybe sometimes they're not paying attention", Sanders replied.
"You kind of want, by your lack of presence, to highlight this being a case of congressional incompetence, as opposed to presidential incompetence, and how you do that is by carefully managing your appearances".
Trump also addressed the coming fight over DACA in a statement applauding the end of the government shutdown.
The failure to reach an immigration deal earlier this month was the driving force behind the recent, brief federal government shutdown.