Sens. McCain, Coons propose citizenship path for Dreamers, but no wall      

Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.), center, has proposed an immigration bill with a Democratic colleague that falls to the left of many of the compromises floating on Capitol Hill. /PHOTO: BILL CLARK/CONGRESSIONAL QUARTERLY/ZUMA PRESS

Congress is expected this week to pass yet another short-term spending bill to avoid a government shutdown, Friday prompting a bipartisan pair of senators to introduce a narrow bill on immigration aimed at ending the impasse that has hindered a two-year budget deal.

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R., Ariz.) and Sen. Chris Coons (D., Del.) plan to unveil a proposal that offers a path to citizenship for Dreamers and orders a comprehensive study to determine what border-security measures are needed, reports The Wall Street Journal. But the bill stops well short of President Trump’s border plans, including funding for a border wall.

It is likely to meet a cold reception from conservative Republicans, The Journal reports.

“It’s time we end the gridlock so we can quickly move on to completing a long-term budget agreement that provides our men and women in uniform the support they deserve,” McCain said in a statement Sunday.

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February 2018