Politics Republican, Democrat clash on whether immigration deal reached

20:41  11 january  2018
20:41  11 january  2018 Source:   Reuters

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.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - 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 U.S. Senator Jeff Flake said on Thursday that a bipartisan group of senators has reached a deal on protecting young immigrants 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.

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)

How senators voted on the government shutdown .
Legislation to prevent the government from shutting down failed Friday night in the Senate ahead of the midnight deadline. The total was 50-49, but 60 votes were needed for passage. Here's how every senator voted: Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Republican: YES Sen. Dan Sullivan, Republican: YES Alabama Sen. Doug Jones, Democrat: YES Sen. Richard Shelby, Republican: YES Arkansas Sen. John Boozman, Republican: YES Sen. Tom Cotton, Republican: YES Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake, Republican: NO Sen. John McCain, Republican: Did not vote California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Democrat: NO Sen. Kamala Harris, Democrat: NO Colorado Sen.

Source: http://us.pressfrom.com/news/politics/-112118-republican-democrat-clash-on-whether-immigration-deal-reached/

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!