The Hill reported earlier Friday that the president was expected to ask for $5.5 billion for FEMA's Disaster Relief Fund and another $450 billion for a Small Business Administration program.
The official says the White House proposal, which is not final, would make sure there's plenty of money available for immediate recovery efforts over the next several weeks.
"We love the dreamers, we love everybody", Trump said, using a shorthand term for the almost 800,000 young people who were given a reprieve from deportation and temporary work permits under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program created by the Obama administration.
Ten House Republicans say it would be wrong to deport hundreds of thousands of young immigrants who were brought into the country illegally as children. Other senior GOP aides cautioned that no final decision had been made, and Democrats, whose votes would be needed in the Senate, have not signed off on the approach.
The White House has confirmed that President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump plan to visit Louisiana on Saturday and named Lake Charles as a possible destination.
President Trump serves food to Hurricane Harvey victims at NRG Center in Houston Texas on Saturday. Nicholas Kamm AFP Getty Images
The president traveled to Corpus Christi and Austin on Tuesday.
But he said not to expect a lot of benefits funded by taxpayers to go to illegal immigrants victimized by the hurricane going forward.
"We will be here every day until this city and this state and this region rebuild bigger and better than ever before", he said.
The White House is expected to ask Congress for around $5.9 billion in emergency aid in the wake of mega storm Harvey, which left swaths of Texas and Louisiana inundated, a U.S. government official told AFP.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Thursday that the "specific cities and locations are still being finalized" but that Houston and Lake Charles were likely stops.
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The five-time Grand Slam champion will take on the American wild card Sofia Kenin in her third-round match. Maria Sharapova hits a forehand during her second-round match against Timea Babos at the 2017 U.S.