Politics Republican, Democrat clash on whether immigration deal reached

20:41  11 january  2018
20:41  11 january  2018 Source:   reuters.com

Trump to meet Republican senators on immigration

  Trump to meet Republican senators on immigration Key Republican senators will meet with President Donald Trump at the White House on Thursday as negotiations continue to reach a compromise on DACATrump is set to host the more conservative members of his party negotiating with Democrats in the Senate over DACA, an Obama administration policy that protected young undocumented immigrants brought to the US as children from deportation.

Republican U.S. Senator Jeff Flake said on Thursday that a bipartisan group of senators has reached a deal on protecting young immigrants , but a Democratic Senate aide disputed that any agreement had been secured.

Republican Senator said that a bipartisan group of senators reached deal protecting young immigrants , Democratic Senate aide disputed agreement.

Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., who announced last year he would not run for re-election in 2018, takes questions from reporters at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. © AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., who announced last year he would not run for re-election in 2018, takes questions from reporters at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018.

Republican U.S. Senator Jeff Flake said on Thursday that a bipartisan group of senators has reached a deal on protecting young immigrants, but a Democratic Senate aide disputed that any agreement had been secured.

Flake told reporters on Capitol Hill the bipartisan working group in the Senate has reached a deal to continue protecting from deportation hundreds of thousands of young people brought to the United States as children, MSNBC reported, quoting him as saying. "We've pretty much got a bill."

However, a spokesman for Democratic U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, who is part of the group, told Reuters talks were ongoing for the "Dreamer" immigration bill.

(Reporting by Lisa Lambert and Richard Cowan; Writing by Makini Brice)

Democrats mull keeping Senate in session overnight .
A group of Senate Democrats are talking about forcing the Senate to stay in session overnight to protest Republican opposition to a bipartisan immigration deal.Democratic senators say they may block a motion to adjourn the chamber on Saturday and require the Senate to stay in session until Sunday morning so they can take turns talking about the plight of "Dreamers," immigrants brought to the country illegally as children, on the floor.The talk-a-thon would likely be led by Sen. Cory Booker (N.J.), a Democrat considered a top-tier contender for president in 2020, with expected support from Sens. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.

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