The group of swing-vote Senators announced Wednesday morning they had completed a draft amnesty bill which would deliver just two of President Donald Trump’s four immigration requirements.
But their amnesty announcement came so late in the Senate’s immigration debate that Trump has already announced his support for the bill drafted by Sen. Chuck Grassley and several other GOP senators.
Trump also commended the House bill drafted by GOP Rep. Bob Goodlatte and three other House chairmen.
Democratic leaders are pushing the talking-stick bill because their own DREAM Act proposals by Sen. Dick Durbin and Sen. Graham have only a few GOP sponsors, including Colorado GOP Sen. Cory Gardner.
For example, depending on the circumstances, the agenda can be set by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell or can be tangled up as many Senators push for votes on their proposals.
BREAKING: details of bipart senate imm proposal per @LindseyGrahamSC.
– DACA and border security only
– DACA path for citizenship for 1.8 million
– at least $25b for border security
– Family migration limited for DACA parents only – not allowed to gain status via their kids.
— Lisa Desjardins (@LisaDNews) February 14, 2018