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McCain, Coons propose narrow DACA, border compromise

McCain, Coons propose narrow DACA, border compromise

Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Chris Coons, D-Delaware, introduced a bill that deals with the class of immigrants who came to the United States with their parents and have lived here since December 31, 2013.

Trump urged Democrats to make a deal on DACA before the March 5th deadline.

Most notably, the proposed bill fails to fund the President's barrier along the nation's southern border with Mexico. John McCain, R-Ariz., to offer Dreamers a pathway to citizenship is a way to restore the debate in a "positive direction" in the Senate, even if President Donald Trump said Monday that do not include funding for a border wall.

What this bill does not include is funding for a border wall. "March 5th is rapidly approaching and the Dems seem not to care about DACA".

The McCain-Coons legislation also does not address ending chain migration or making changes to the diversity lottery program.

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During a conference call with reporters on Monday, Coons said he hopes the legislation, which is the Senate version of a House bill authored by Reps. Will Hurd (R-Texas) and Pete Aguilar (D-Calif.) and has won more than 50 co-sponsors, including 27 Republicans, The Hill reported.

A White House official rebuffed the effort, telling CNN that it takes "a lot of effort" to write up a bill worse than the Graham-Durbin immigration bill, but somehow "this one is worse".

The McCain-Coons proposal comes with another government shutdown looming at midnight Thursday if the House and Senate can't agree on a spending plan.

Four months into fiscal 2018, Congress has already passed four short-term spending bills called continuing resolutions that keep government agencies running on last year's budget levels.

"While reaching a deal can not come soon enough for America's service members, the current political reality demands bipartisan cooperation to address the impending expiration of the DACA program and secure the southern border", McCain said in a statement. At the same time, congressional aides say House lawmakers are nearing resolution on a broader two-year spending plan they've been trying to nail down for months. "I believe there is bipartisan support for both of those things and I believe that we can reach a budget deal that increases funding for our military and important domestic programs. We need to find a way through this gridlock to get Congress working again, and this is a viable path forward", Coons added.


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