Politics GOP senators to introduce immigration plan mirroring Trump framework

04:30  12 february  2018
04:30  12 february  2018 Source:   The Hill

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Thom Tillis of North Carolina, right, and James Lankford of Oklahoma say the immigration plan will Senators said the framework would likely include an appropriation for .6 billion to begin work on White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed Trump will meet with GOP and

Thom Tillis of North Carolina, right, and James Lankford of Oklahoma say the immigration plan will Senators said the framework would likely include an appropriation for .6 billion to begin work on White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed Trump will meet with GOP and

a man wearing a suit and tie© Provided by The Hill A group of GOP senators are preparing to introduce an immigration plan that lines up with President Trump's framework as the Senate barrels toward a heated debate over the issue.

Seven GOP senators, led by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), will file the bill, known as the Secure and Succeed Act, on Monday.

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"Our proposal is supported by the President, who's come a long way to reach a compromise. This is the only Senate proposal that has any chance of passing the House and being signed into law," Grassley said in a statement.

The legislation mirrors Trump's framework by offering a path to citizenship for roughly 1.8 million immigrants brought into the country as children illegally in exchange for $25 billion in border security.

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In response, several GOP senators quickly released statements praising Trump 's proposed framework , including Senate Tom Cotton Tom Cotton This week: Trump delivers State of the Union amid immigration fight Ingraham: White House yanked immigration plan defense from show After

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It would also place new limits on family based-immigration, a key point for conservatives but considered a non-starter for many Democrats.

And it would toughen interior enforcement, including implementing e-verify, strengthening penalties for immigrants who re-enter the country illegally after being deported and cracking down on visa overstays.

In addition to Grassley, the proposal is backed by GOP Sens. John Cornyn (Texas), Thom Tillis (N.C.), David Perdue (Ga.), James Lankford (Okla.), Tom Cotton (Ark.) and Joni Ernst (Iowa).

The plan is one of several that senators are expected to put forward as the chamber searches for a fix for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that can get 60 votes.

GOP senators argued on Sunday night that their plan is the only one the president supports - a requirement, according to House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), for any bill to be taken up in that chamber.

But the conservative proposal is expected to fall short of the needed 60 votes in the Senate, with senators in both parties predicting the Trump's framework can't get the support to break a filibuster.

Trump kicked the immigration fight to Congress last year when he announced that he was ending the DACA program, which allows undocumented immigrants brought into the country illegally as children to work and go to school.

Under his decision, Congress has until March 5 to find a fix, but the Senate is expected to start its work on the issue Monday evening.

The Senate failed on immigration. No one knows what’s next. .
The Senate has left town without a deal on immigration. After months of failed negotiations, senators voted down four immigration proposals Thursday. The bill that had President Donald Trump’s blessing received the fewest votes. After months of failed negotiations, senators voted down four immigration proposals Thursday. The bill that had President Donald Trump’s blessing received the fewest votes. The only comprehensive bipartisan proposal on the table not only failed to win enough votes, but was also panned by Trump’s administration.

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