National, News, Politics, Top Stories — February 14, 2018 at 12:29 am

US Senate Begins Immigration Debates

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The United States Senate voted Monday 97-1 to begin immigration debates to create a new bill that would address young illegal immigrants and border security. President Donald Trump has proposed a plan with a path to citizenship for 1.8 million young illegal immigrants along with $25 billion in border security funding including a border wall. The proposal would also limit what relatives immigrants can bring with to the US. The President’s plan has drawn support from many Republicans in Congress. Democrats support citizenship for “Dreamers” but oppose a border wall in the bill. The debates will require bipartisan compromise to come out with a plan that can reach 60 votes in the Senate to pass and move to the House for changes and approval.

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