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GOP Presents 4 Immigration Proposals for Senate to Vote On

  • Amanda Casanova
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2018 Feb 15
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has asked the Senate to consider voting on four immigration proposals.

According to the Washington Examiner, none of the proposals are guaranteed to win the 60 votes needed to pass in the Senate.

McConnell ended debate on the four proposals this week and that means the Senate can finally vote.

In one proposal, from Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, the amendment would fund a border wall and protect Dreamers. It would end chain migration and cut the Diversity Immigrant Visa program, which is a lottery system for receiving a U.S. resident card.

Grassley’s proposal is preferred by the Trump administration, according to the Examiner.

The second proposal, from Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., requires state and federal jurisdictions to comply with federal immigration laws. This amendment would eliminate sanctuary cities.

The third amendment, from Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, would protect Dreamers, but it would not cut visa lottery and chain migration.

The final proposal, from Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Chris Coons, D-Del., would help Dreamers but also earmarks less money for border security.

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Wednesdaythat the Senate is "closer than we have ever been" to passing a bill to help Dreamers.


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Publication date: February 15, 2018