Senate GOP to introduce Trump's immigration plan

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made a rare move Monday, opening the floor for debate on immigration. But Contres said that Gardner was open to other proposals as well - which leaves the door open for him to support some of the more conservative bills. A spokeswoman said he believes "it would be a serious mistake for Congress to pass legislation that grants a path to citizenship for those here illegally" - a position that puts Cruz at odds with Trump, who has endorsed legalizing 1.8 million dreamers.

His day-to-day turnabouts on the issues have confounded both Democrats and Republicans and led some to urge the White House to minimize his role in the debate.

McConnell will need support from Democrats to get a bill across the finish line in the Senate, where he holds a majority of just 51 members.

Trump, thus far, has balked on that front.

"President Trump has been very clear on what he will sign into law, and this is it", Sen.

In a show of bipartisan spirit Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-New York, shared a stage in Louisville on Monday morning, days after finding consensus on a two-year budget deal.

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The goal is to find a bipartisan compromise that can get at least 60 votes in the Senate, the minimum needed to pass most substantive matters.

Hilario Yanez, a recipient of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which provides legal protections to almost 800,000 Dreamers, praised President Donald Trump's stance on illegal immigration and blasted that of congressional Democrats during an appearance on Fox News.

They expect their case to be a part of the deal, whose headline components are the future of 690,000 undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children and, as demanded by President Donald Trump, a wall along the border with Mexico, and end to family-based chain migration and diversity visa lottery.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is counting on a negotiated deal to find a bipartisan bill that can attract 60 votes from the almost evenly divided Senate, where Republicans have 51 votes and Democrats 49. This attorney says they can take action.

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"Look, this is an issue we've been talking about literally for years", McConnell told reporters. The group includes Sens. It too would be certain to fail. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) that would codify DACA into law, allocate $2.7 billion for border security and limit family-based migration. With Trump's insistence on the wall, the Republican Bill has proposed $25 billion for border security.

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Trump has rejected both proposals.

"Democrats are fully committed to protecting the DREAMers, and we have long supported effective border security". Flake has said he's working on a three-year version of that. "We're going to get the wall", Trump said at the White House last week. After all, Dreamers have been trotted out as hopeful Americans with "merit" and "skill", two core elements of the Trump administration's focus to encourage lower levels of immigration.

Even if Democrats were able to muscle through a proposal in the Senate, the House could present its own challenges. Neither group has come forward with a deal. "They will probably both go down [to defeat], and then maybe the third bill will be the compromise".

"The only enemy to this process is overreach", Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said.

Fixing DACA is President Trump's opportunity to cement his legacy as someone who solves hard problems other presidents of both parties could not.

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