According to Sen. Jeff Flake, a bipartisan group of senators has made a deal on DACA.
A bipartisan group of senators has struck a deal on legislation that would shield hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation, Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., told reporters Thursday.
“We’ve got this bipartisan group, we’re at a deal,” the senator said, according to NBC News. “So we’ll be talking to the White House about that and I hope we can move forward with it, it’s the only game in town. There’s no other bill.”
Shortly after Flake’s comments, a spokesman for Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., said talks were still ongoing, according to Reuters. Durbin is a member of the bipartisan group and an early proponent of legislation to shield those immigrants.
Flake said that he expects a bill to get released by the end of the week. However, he doubts it could get passed by Jan. 19, the government shutdown deadline that top Democrats have set as a target to pass an immigration plan.
What this deal will contain is unknown but the fact Jeff Flake agreed to it really makes me nervous. Jeff Flake will do anything to derail Donald Trump’s agenda and comprising on Trump’s immigration promises will certainly be one of them. This bill needs to have a wall, the end of chain migration and much more or Trump shouldn’t sign it.
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