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Immigration arms race begins on Capitol Hill - Source Thehill

Posted on Sep 12,2017
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BY JORDAIN CARNEY

WASHINGTON, DC. - The Trump administration’s decision to phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is sparking a legislative arms race on Capitol Hill.

Both supporters and opponents of DACA are maneuvering for position, underscoring the difficulty lawmakers face in reaching a deal.

To get a bill to President Trump’s desk, Republican leaders will have to balance the at-times contradictory demands of Senate Democrats and conservatives in the House.

But GOP leaders are already laying down one marker, vowing that a fix for DACA must be paired with other immigration reforms.

Source Thehill



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