The Senate has allegedly reached a bipartisan deal on DACA. It is unknown if it complies with President Trump's request to fund a border wall.
Less than two days after GOP Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell used a shell bill from the House as pretext to kickstart an open-ended floor debate on an immigration reform plan, GOP Senators are telling Fox News and Bloomberg that a compromise that would preserve the so-called DACA protections has been reached.
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Posted Wednesday, February 14, 2018
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GOP is Introducing DACA Bill!
The Gop is giving the Democrats a fantastic compromise on DACA, but will the Democrats agree to meet in the middle?
The GOP are expected to introduce a bill tomorrow, granting a path to citizenship for 1.8 million DACA dreamers.
washingtonexaminer.com reports: A group of Republican senators will introduce legislation Monday would put about 1.8 million illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. as children by their parents on a path toward citizenship while spending $25 billion on border security.
Sens. Chuck Grassley, James Lankford, Joni Ernst, Tom Cotton, John Cornyn, Thom Tillis, and David Perdue are co-sponsoring the Secure and Succeed Act. The legislation follows a framework laid out by the White House for a deal on the people covered by, and eligible for, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA.
“This legislation is a reasonable approach to shielding children illegally brought to our country through no fault of their own while also taking the meaningful steps to ensure nobody finds themselves in the same situation in the future,” Grassley said in a statement. “This is a rare opportunity to fix a real problem and protect the country in a thoughtful and compassionate way.”
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DACA recipients threaten to leave America if no deal is reached
President Trump offered to provide a path to citizenship for 1.8 million 'Dreamers' -- only if he gets his wall. If Democrats and Republicans don't come up with a deal by March 6th, DACA recipients say they are prepared to leave the country.
Alex and Daniela Velez have come to peace with the difficult choice they will need to make if Congress doesn't reach a deal for those covered by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program by its March 5 deadline: They will leave the country.
"Alex and I are both over this [DACA situation]," said Daniela, who is 24 years old. "If DACA ends, I will leave with Alex. I will close my business, leave work and school."
Should Alex, who is 19, find herself unprotected, she said she is clear on what her plan will be. "I will leave. I will leave America as soon as possible," she said. "I want to be able to leave on my terms. I'm not going to be waiting for anyone to come for me."
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly has stated that many DACA-eligible individuals might have chosen not to sign up because they were "too lazy to get off their ass."
From The Washington Examiner:
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly said Tuesday that many people eligible who were eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program may have chosen not to sign up because they are "too lazy to get off their ass."
Kelly made the remark on Capitol Hill days ahead of Congress' first government funding deadline since last month's partial government shutdown, which centered on extending the program.
President Trump said he will support making the program permanent only if lawmakers agree to border wall funding and restrictions on legal immigration.
Kelly, speaking to reporters, addressed why Trump would support a pathway to citizenship for 1.8 million people, rather than the smaller subset currently protected by DACA.
"There are 690,000 official DACA registrants and the president sent over what amounts to be two-and-a-half times that number, to 1.8 million," Kelly said, reported Erica Werner of the Washington Post. "The difference between 690 [thousand] and 1.8 million were the people that some would say were too afraid to sign up, others would say were too lazy to get off their asses, but they didn't sign up."
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