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Senate Republican leader embraces Trump immigration plan
The Senate is now considering an unrelated piece of legislation McConnell brought up to serve as a placeholder for an eventual immigration bill.
"Wouldn't it be great if we could finally, after so many years, solve the DACA puzzle", Trump tweeted Tuesday morning.
Republicans and Democrats spent part of Tuesday fighting over which proposals would be brought up for initial Senate votes.
Senators are slated to be on a Washington's birthday vacation next week, helping enforce Mr. McConnell's firm deadline.
If not, Flake says lawmakers will need to do something to protect the Dreamers - young immigrants who have lived in the US illegally since they were children.
"The Democratic leadership, Nancy Pelosi, and Chuck Schumer have no clear message ..."
In his column, Archbishop Gomez called the current immigration system in the United States "broken", and suggested three areas "essential to fixing our broken system:" securing the border, modernizing the visa process, and creating a way for the undocumented people living in the country to obtain legal status. In exchange, the White House sought upwards of $25 billion for border security and a wall, a number of changes to laws to make it easier to deport and detain immigrants, a substantial cut to legal immigration based on family relationships and an end to the diversity visa lottery.
Durbin spoke on the Senate floor against the administration's proposed crackdown on overall levels of legal immigration and the type of immigrants who would qualify for visas.
The Senate plans to begin a rare, open-ended debate on immigration and the fate of the "Dreamer" immigrants on Monday. "It doesn't surprise me from Gen. Kelly", No. 2 Senate Democratic leader Richard Durbin of IL, his party's chief immigration negotiator, said of the White House staff chief's remarks.
Votes are also possible on a compromise by a small bipartisan group led by Senators Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Lindsey Graham, R-SC. The White House has repeatedly claimed DACA recipients have until March 5 to worry about being at risk of deportation.
A California judge issued a similar nationwide order requiring the Trump administration to continue the DACA program last month.
Debate on Tuesday got off to a rocky start when Republicans introduced their first amendment, which included language that would punish so-called sanctuary cities, jurisdictions that limit cooperation with federal immigration authorities. "There's no reason why we should not reach a bipartisan solution this week", McConnell said.
He also disapproved of January's government shutdown, which occurred when Senate Democrats refused to vote for a stopgap government funding measure as a way of calling attention to DACA. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., Sen.
DACA amnesty will "encourage more illegal immigration" and chain migration, Cotton said, noting that this is why it's essential for Congress to pass border security and wall funding measures.
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Also, North Korea sent its own cheerleader squad and an art troupe who are scheduled to perform in the Pyeongchang Winter Games. Security Council resolutions as it pursues its goal of developing a nuclear-armed missile capable of reaching the United States.