Monday, January 8, 2018

GOP Senators: We Want DACA Amnesty — but Dems Won’t Concede Enough for Deal

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Two pro-amnesty GOP Senators are admitting that their politically risky offer of a huge slow-paced amnesty is not generous enough to satisfy a Democratic group’s demand for a bigger and faster amnesty.
The January 4 afternoon statement from amnesty-boosters Sen. Thom Tillis and Sen. James Lankford said:
Over the course of the last several weeks, we have negotiated in good faith with Senate Democrats on a DACA agreement. Unfortunately, our discussions on border security and enforcement with Democrats are much further apart, and that is key to getting a bipartisan deal on DACA. Until that happens, we cannot accomplish the solutions our country needs and many families deserve. More work remains ahead.
On Thursday, at 7:35 PM, the McClatchy news service reported that Tillis had been pushed out from the group which is trying to develop the amnesty. The bipartisan group is led by GOP Sens. Lindsey Graham and Cory Gardner, and by Democratic Sens. Richard Durbin and Michael Bennett. According to McClatchy: --->
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