Sen. Jeff Flake (R., Ariz.) intends to introduce a short-term immigration bill when the Senate returns next week that will trade a temporary reprieve for beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in exchange for funding for President Donald Trump’s push for more border security.
The Senate returned to square one on immigration Thursday afternoon, rejecting three proposed plans to resolve the plight of recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and address the future of America’s immigration system.
President Donald Trump on Wednesday officially backed an immigration reform proposal put forward by a number of Senate immigration hawks, including Sen. Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa), which is designed to mirror the immigration priorities the White House issued last month.
Sen. Joe Manchin (D., W.Va.) told reporters Wednesday that he could see himself supporting President Donald Trump’s four-pillar immigration plan, which is slated to be considered in bill form on the Senate floor.
President Donald Trump on Tuesday pushed Congress toward passing immigration reform that includes a legislative replacement for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program before its imminent deadline.