"We have been working for four months and have reached an agreement in principle that addresses border security, the diversity visa lottery, chain migration/family reunification, and the Dream Act", the senators said.
"We're seeing business owners who have been here for 20 years having to be sent back to countries that they don't know", says Gomez.
Details of the plan were not immediately available and the proposal promptly met some resistance. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Michael Bennet, D-Colo., Cory Gardner, R-Colo., Bob Menendez, D-N.J., Durbin and Flake - are unknown.
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On Wednesday, the White House also released a corrected transcript with Trump's answer: "I would like to do that".
Adding to the confusion: The initial White House transcript of his talks with members of Congress had originally omitted his answer to a proposal from Sen.
While cruder and blunter than his past public statements, the president's comments were in keeping with his long-standing position that the USA should shift its immigration policy away from poorer, developing countries, and instead focus on carefully selecting educated immigrants, especially from Europe, who can already speak English and have professional or technical skills needed in the U.S.
In December, the Senate's bipartisan working group asked White House Chief of Staff John Kelly to tell them what the administration would need in a DACA deal for the president to sign it. But conservatives have been pressing him to stand behind their efforts to curtail new immigration. The program grants protections, such as the ability to work and live in the country, to nearly 800,000 immigrants brought to the U.S.as children.More news: Poised For a Move? BCE Inc (BCE) See Shares Move
But large majorities of Americans, including Democrats and Republicans, want Dreamers to stay.
On Jan. 19, both the House and the Senate must agree on a spending bill to avoid another shutdown.
A thicket of controversial provisions has been under discussion, according to lawmakers, congressional aides and immigration experts outside of government.
"What about a clean DACA bill now, with a commitment that we go into a comprehensive immigration reform procedure?" proposed Feinstein.More news: Latest Trump administration executive order targets veteran mental health
But since April 2017, when almost 16,000 people were arrested on the U.S. southern border, the number of illegal immigrants has started to climb.
COULTER:.And deport these DREAMers who are the worst of the illegals. We're going to end the visa lottery program. National media outlets reported the bill is unlikely to be passed by the Senate in its current form. TPS grants legal status to immigrants, allowing them to work.
The bill, titled Securing America's Future Act, would provide $30 billion to bolster security, including building President Donald Trump's border wall, hiring 5,000 border patrol agents and 5,000 customs officers and the construction of additional ports of entry. The ruling strikes the Trump administration March deadline for Congress to come up with new legislation. It was not clear whether the senators' deal would somehow target parents or siblings seeking entry.More news: US President should visit Britain