Saturday, April 13, 2019

AMNESTY WATCH: McConnell Wants To Talk Immigration Deal With Democrats

The Senate’s top Republican and the House’s top Democrat each said Thursday that they’re open to a broad immigration debate this year, sending the issue soaring back to the top of the congressional agenda.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters he’s willing to talk about a broader legalization if it means Republicans can win stiffer border security and changes to current laws that serve as enticements for the surge of migrants overwhelming the border.
“I think it’s way past time for us to have an adult bipartisan discussion about our immigration laws and see what we can agree to,” he said.
Asked whether that means he would entertain the broad “comprehensive immigration reform” approach Democrats say is necessary, Mr. McConnell signaled an openness.
“I’m willing to enter into a negotiation to see what we can do to fix the problems,” he said.
His comments came just hours after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she’s looking to tackle the thorny issue.
Speaking Thursday morning at Democrats’ policy retreat, she said she regularly asks President Trump to take up the issue.
“We cannot continue with a situation where we have 11 million people craving a path to citizenship, craving a path to being here legally and just continue to ignore it,” she said.
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