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WASHINGTON A bipartisan immigration proposal surfaced Monday in the Senate, only to be quickly knocked down by President Donald Trump via Twitter. Firing back, one senator pushing the narrowly focused compromise said Trump engagement has hurt congressional efforts to strike a broader deal.
Sens. John McCain, R Ariz., and Sen.
deal on DACA that does not include STRONG border security and the desperately needed WALL is a total waste of time. March 5th is rapidly approaching and the Dems seem not to care about DACA. Make a deal! Trump tweeted.
The have been protected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, created by former President Barack Obama. Trump has said he terminating the program but given Congress until March 5 to renew it, though a federal judge temporary order preserving DACA has left that deadline impact murky.
Trump has proposed offering a route to citizenship for up to 1.8 million young immigrants. He would also reduce the types of relatives legal immigrants can sponsor for citizenship including excluding their parents, a sticking point and eliminate a lottery that provides visas to people from diverse places like Africa.
In a conference call with reporters, Coons said tackling a wider bill has more politically complicated because of Trump engagement on immigration. Coons said he was referring to Trump use of a vulgarity last month to described African nations.
Coons said Trump push to limit legal immigrants relatives is the divisive and difficult of his proposals.
Coons said he believed his plan with McCain would protect around 1.8 million to 2 million young immigrants. by the end of 2013 and meet other criteria, including no convictions for serious crimes. Once they become lawful permanent residents, they could follow existing procedures to apply for citizenship.
In a further blow, the proposed compromise received a cool reaction from moderate senators. Sen. Susan Collins, R Maine, cited Trump opposition and said it wasn viable vehicle. is being treated in Arizona for cancer and was not on the conference call.
The plan was unveiled days before the Senate plans to begin debating immigration legislation, a battle that faces an uncertain outcome in a politically polarized climate.
It remains unclear what measure Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R Ky., will use to commence debate and what amendments will be offered. GOP leaders leaving a Monday evening meeting said Senate debate would likely begin next week.
But while his 2016 election campaign was laced with anti immigrant remarks, he expressed sympathy for the and he gave Congress until March 5 to pass legislation protecting them.
That stalemate has led many to believe the likeliest outcome is a narrowly focused bill or even no legislation at all. Some senators have discussed a potential compromise extending DACA protections and financing border security for one year.