Skip to comments.Senators on verge of bipartisan immigration deal
Posted on 01/11/2018 10:41:29 AM PST by GIdget2004
A bipartisan group of senators appears to be on the verge of clinching a deal on immigration, signaling an agreement could be released as soon as Thursday.
"We've got this bipartisan group. We are at a deal. ... It's the only game in town," Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) told reporters.
Asked what was the biggest remaining hurdle, Flake pointed to a border security package "and what's sufficient. That's what we're working on but we've pretty much got a bill."
A spokesman for Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) immediately downplayed Flake's comments, noting the group of senators were close but did yet have an agreement.
"We are extremely close to a strong bipartisan deal to help dreamers. However, nothing is final yet and there is no legislative text to share yet," the spokesman said.
The group of senators which also includes Sens. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) have been negotiating for months on a deal that would include a fix for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
Their agreement is expected to include legalization for DACA recipients and a border security package, as well as deal with changes to the State Department's diversity visa lottery program and family-based immigration
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This sounds very bad.
This bipartisan group of 5 senators is 3 Dems, plus Flake and Graham.
Sounds as though we have been snookered again.
If the Donald signs that bill he may be a one term Pres.
Bipartisan meaning liberal. If Flake sounds happy, something evil is coming our way. I was wondering how he got on board the tax reform law, now we know the “exchange”..
If security is not a wall then it is not security
If Jeff Flake has anything to do with this then we are screwed !!
The Gang of Eight.
That doesn’t sound bipartisan to me. just a bunch of Bi sexuals .
Sen. Lindsey Graham on DACA/gang of 6 talks: No, we dont have an agreement.
If Flake is happy were screwed bet the farm. Now they are just working on a way to spin this to make it sound like were not. Look for Partial wall funding over 10 years
Fake news. And DOA.
I’ve got a very bad feeling about this. I got a feeling that Conservatives are going to get totally hosed.
Flake appears happy with this pending deal, and that should worry us all. Oh yeah, and “the security thing” is to be worked out later, as in, Give me a hamburger today and I’ll pay you on Tuesday”.
They aren’t the Stupid Party. They are the Vichy Party.
Same old GOPe BS. Give the Democrats everything they want and screw the United States!
Flake, Durbin the Turbin, Linda Graham - smells like a sellout of the AMERICAN people!
Nothing becomes law without President Trump’s signature. See tag line.
Here it comes folks.
Donald is pulling a Reagan. Soon every state will be Mexifornia.
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