Senate Rejects All Immigration Proposals

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Many Democrats consider some of the proposals, including limiting the relatives that legal immigrants can bring to the U.S., to be non-starters.

President Donald Trump on Wednesday reiterated his desire for the Senate to pass his proposal on immigration - pressuring Republicans to reject anything else - as lawmakers are set to begin debating legislation.

Although the protections under the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program are due to start expiring on March 5, federal judges have blocked that from taking effect amid litigation.

It would also authorize the construction of additional ports of entry along US borders and would create temporary immigration judge and Board of Immigration Appeals staff attorney positions, to exist through fiscal 2020. DACA gives them the ability to live and work in the USA for two-year periods that can be renewed.

"It looks like demagogues on the left and the right win again on immigration", said Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, who backed all four proposals.

Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., said one reason for the bill's failure was its provisions on immigration enforcement priorities, which the White House said effectively gave amnesty to a wide swath of people in the country illegally.

That scenario wasn't in sight Thursday.

Regardless of what happens in the Senate Thursday, a final immigration bill is unlikely to reach the President's desk quickly, as House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, has vowed the House will not take action on any immigration bills that do not have the full backing of Trump.

"The issues are not going to go away".

Trump's hard line was imperilling the prospects of a deal, as he urged senators to oppose a series of bipartisan efforts, including one gaining traction.

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In addition to changes to the current visa lottery system and family reunification programs, Trump has also insisted that border security be included in whatever compromise he signs. The coalition has been meeting almost every day in Collins' office - which has been dubbed, "Little Switzerland" by coalition members - to develop a framework to address DACA and other immigration issues, Collins said. Since then, President Trump has stood in the way over every single proposal that could become law ...

The Senate on Thursday killed a bipartisan bill that would have cracked down on sanctuary cities, as the long-awaited immigration floor fight turned into a massacre.

Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, only received 39 votes to move forward, with 60 votes against its advancement, including 11 from Republicans. Ted Cruz of Texas signaling he may oppose the pathway to citizenship.

But it's unclear any legislation can attract 60 votes.

Sen. James Lankford (Oklahoma) - Will not support the bill. California Democrat Kamala Harris, a 2020 prospect, was still reviewing the bill, her office said. Liberals have zero interest in voting for a bill that allocates massive amounts of money for a border wall that they believe won't accomplish much of anything. The bill also would have prevented so-called Dreamers from sponsoring their parents for citizenship and give $25 billion in boarder security funding over the next 10 years. Joe Manchin. Roughly 14 GOP Senators voted against the reform.

Republican leaders seemed perfectly willing to go along, repeatedly saying that Congress needs to pass something the president supports.

Sen. Susan Collins said she was "very disappointed" as she left the chamber.

Also rejected was a modest plan by Sens. Chris Coons, D-Del. It would have let many Dreamers qualify for permanent residency and directed federal agencies to more effectively control the border by 2020.

Collins, a Republican, and King, an independent are listed as primary sponsors of the legislation providing legal status and a path to citizenship to individuals registered under the DACA program automatically if they arrived in the U.S.by June 15, 2007 - unless they have engaged in conduct that would make them ineligible.

The White House and administration took pains to attack the bipartisan proposal from Sens.

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