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(Update 3:38 p.m.): President Trump reportedly rejected the deal presented to him by Sens. Graham and Durbin. There appears to be no acceptable deal on DACA.
Original story below:
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As House Republicans propose an immigration bill conservatives could gladly support, Senate Republicans seem to be moving to the Left on immigration.
A bipartisan immigration deal to grant amnesty to so-called “Dreamers” and take steps toward securing the border has reportedly been reached in the U.S. Senate. The Washington Post reports that a group including Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., are presenting the framework of their DACA plan to the White House Thursday.
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“We’ve got this bipartisan group, we’re at a deal,” Sen. Flake told reporters Thursday. “So we’ll be talking to the White House about that and I hope we can move forward with it. It’s the only game in town. There’s no other bill.”
According to the Post, the bill will include “legal protections for dreamers; changes in security along the U.S.-Mexico border, restrictions on family migration policy, which some conservatives deride as ‘chain migration,’ and changes to a diversity lottery system that grants visas to 55,000 people from countries with low immigration each year.”
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The exact details and language of the Senate deal have not been released, but here’s a reason for conservatives to be skeptical. Notably absent from that description is any talk of funding for a wall along the southern border.
President Donald Trump has been insistent that any DACA deal must include wall funding.
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“We need the wall for security. We need the wall for safety. We need the wall to stop the drugs from pouring in,” the president said at a news conference with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg Wednesday. “I would imagine the people in the room, both Democrat and Republican — I really...
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