Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Christopher Coons (D-DE) have put together a piece of immigration legislation in an attempt to reach a budget deal before before funding for the federal government runs out this coming Friday, according to the Wall Street Journal.
The bill provides DACA recipients, or DREAMers, a path to citizenship and will also conduct a study on what security concerns at the border need to be addressed. Senate staffers speaking to WSJ said the plan would target people living in the U.S. since December. 31, 2013.
“It’s time we end the gridlock so we can quickly move on to completing a long-term budget agreement that provides our men and women in uniform the support they deserve,” McCain told WSJ.
“While reaching a deal cannot 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,” he added.
The bill reportedly doesn’t provide any funding for President Trump’s border wall and will provide a path to citizenship for more people than Trump’s original plan.
Read WSJ’s report here.
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