Skip to comments.Senators Strike Bipartisan Deal on Immigration Despite Veto Threat
Posted on 02/14/2018 6:56:47 PM PST by Innovative
A broad bipartisan group of senators reached agreement Wednesday on a narrow rewrite of the nations immigration laws that would bolster border security and resolve the fate of the so-called Dreamers, even as President Trump suggested he would veto any plan that does not adhere to his harder-line approach.
Their compromise legislation sets up a clash pitting the political center of the Senate against Mr. Trump and the Republican congressional leadership. Senators in both parties have been racing against a self-imposed end-of-the-week deadline to write legislation that could win wide support by increasing border security while at the same time offering a path to citizenship for young immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children.
Members of the bipartisan group, which calls itself the Common Sense Coalition, said their deal does just that. They were working Wednesday evening to determine whether their bill could garner the 60 votes necessary to break a filibuster.
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I hope Trump will indeed veto it.
“Bipartisan” means the ‘RATS stuck it to the GOP again.
Any Republican involved with this should have their phone lines burned up with hostile calls from U.S. citizens. They are little more than traitors.
“Republicans are letting themselves be bamboozled by the Dems again.”
Not hardly. They leap to join the democrats.
Doesn’t it have to go to the House before Trump gets it?
Their not bamboozled. They want amnesty as bad as the Dems do.
Wishful thinking from the NYT
Trump should let it be known he will Campaign against any Redumblican Senator that signs on to any bill without a wall, doesn’t cut off Chain Migration + Lottery. PERIOD!
Trump does not have to veto this Senate bill if it cannot pass the House.
Scumbag republicans selling out the president and the people again.
Names. We want names. We take names now.
Bipartisan amendment lead sponsors: Schumer, Rounds, King, Collins, Manchin, Graham, Kaine, Flake, Coons, Gardner, Heitkamp, Murkowski, Shaheen, Alexander, Klobuchar, Isakson, Warner.
Needs at least three more Rs and all Ds to pass
“including construction of the presidents proposed wall at the Mexican border, over a 10-year period not immediately, as Mr. Trump demands.”
No reason to stretch it out, except to prevent it from actually happening. The proponents clearly want to perpetuate illegal border crossings.
No WALL, no DACA.
That’s the definition of a Republican win. Democrats get their liberal issues today, Republicans delay implementation of their issues so they can be cancelled by another Congress.
The”Common Sense Coalition” can suck
eggs. Trump was elected on his stance
of illegal immigration. It wasn’t taxes,
foreign aid, the trade deficit, or
infrastructure. We want patrolled and
controlled borders, deportation of those
here illegally. I’m tired of these
invaders who truly believe they are owed
something. Their parents made a really
bad decision in believing they could get
away with subverting set immigration laws.
I wrote both of my district Congress reps
today with my sentiments. I also followed
up with a few phone calls. Please contact
your reps and let your voices be heard.
This is electoral death to Trump and the Republican Party. Anyone pushing this is a traitor.
Deal (if signed) means President Trump is one and done and the Republic’s death hastens. The GOP is “dead” to me. I only vote Republican because lately it seems the lesser evil and inexplicably it could be in reverse in some cases.
We don’t need to budge off our demands as put forth clearly by Trump. If the left won’t see it our way then no worries just keep deporting any and all illegals each month. Go after the scum first and shut off any aid or hospital care for anyone not here legally. I have no compassion left for anyone other than my fellow citizens.
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