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Senators Push Pared-Down Immigration Plan to Break Stalemate

  • Plan doesn’t deal with two matters Trump says are essential
  • All sides say they want protection for so-called dreamers
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Senate Fails to Advance Any Immigration Plans

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A bipartisan Senate group tentatively agreed on a trimmed-down immigration proposal Wednesday that would allow citizenship for young undocumented immigrants and provide $25 billion for a border wall without meeting White House demands for cuts in family migration and an end to a diversity visa lottery.

“You’re down to what most Americans would cheer: strong border security and fair treatment of 1.8 million DACA population," said Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, referring to the young immigrants. "It would be a two-pillar bill.”