What we know about US Senate group's 'Dreamer' immigration plan

What we know about US Senate group's 'Dreamer' immigration plan

What we know about US Senate group's 'Dreamer' immigration plan

DETROW: Now they say they're working on building support for the deal in Congress.

Details of the plan were not immediately available and the proposal promptly met some resistance. It included Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), another leader of the bipartisan group, and four other House and Senate lawmakers.

Later, The Washington Post's Ashley Parker observed that the official White House transcript of the exchange did not include his "Yeah, I would like to do it" line - how convenient.

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.

But White House Director of Legislative Affairs Marc Short immediately dismissed the nascent deal as he exited a meeting with senators Thursday afternoon, saying the White House still opposed backing a DREAM Act to give immigrants brought here as minors legal status rather than just renewing the legal standing of the 700,000 or so people now in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and wanted to see more restrictions on other immigration programs in exchange.

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The exchange came during a meeting meant to present the White House with a bipartisan compromise to help resolve the standoff over immigration. "President Trump is committed to the rule of law, and will work with members of both parties to reach a permanent solution that corrects the unconstitutional actions taken by the last administration".

"I'm not talking amnesty at all", Trump was quoted on Thursday by the Wall Street Journal.

The DACA program is about to run out for so-called "dreamers" or young immigrants who came to the US illegally as minors.

"To the Dreamers in America, go to work". Democratic lawmakers are needed to help pass any spending bills to prevent a government shutdown. "He said both that sometimes that he'd be willing to sign a so-called clean bill to protect the Dreamers going forward".

And finally, they are discussing eliminating the diversity visa lottery, which allows 50,000 slots for people to apply to emigrate to the US, and giving those slots to immigrants already in the USA with protected status, including those from El Salvador and Haiti whose protected status was eliminated. But unlike their children, the parents would never be placed on a pathway to citizenship.

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COULTER:.And deport these DREAMers who are the worst of the illegals.

The visa lottery. The bill would stipulate that green cards no longer be awarded by random lottery.

Immigration reform is now among the top legislative issues in Washington.

A related initiative, according to congressional aides, would shore up the Temporary Protection Status program that has been under attack by the Trump administration.

The president said that he trusted lawmakers to come up with a bill that's "really good", and that there would need to be a wall on a "certain portion" of the border.

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For years, Congress has weighed clamping down on what conservatives call "chain migration", which opens the door for immediate relatives of legal immigrants to come the United States - often following a protracted wait time.

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