New proposal from Arizona senator incorporates elements of Trump’s proposal, offers pathway for Dreamers
By Burgess Everett | POLITICO
Sen. Jeff Flake is trying to meet President Donald Trump halfway on immigration.
The Arizona senator and Trump foil will file an immigration amendment as early as Tuesday that mirrors some of the contours of the president’s plan. It will go further than some Democrats would like in tweaks to legal immigration and not as far as some border hawks will prefer, according to a summary provided to POLITICO.
The amendment appears to be a step toward the center of the GOP and away from the bipartisan Gang of Six talks Flake entered into last month. That is a legislative acknowledgment that any bill to protect recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program must reflect the GOP majorities in Congress and Trump’s presence in the White House to become law.