Published: Mon, January 22, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Lindsey Graham presents path out of 'Dreamer' shutdown

Lindsey Graham presents path out of 'Dreamer' shutdown

Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., who supports a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants and who has worked closely with Graham on immigration legislation for years, said his SC colleague was crucial to getting a DACA deal.

Needless to say, I believe Durbin and Graham turned on their constituents long ago, and I doubt either will ever have another private meeting with the president or maybe never be allowed in any meeting with the president, private or not.

Now the bond appears to be eroding, with Graham's status as the "Trump whisperer" in some question. "I don't know where that guy went", Graham said at a hearing.

"Military necessity -combined with the reality that DACA recipient lives will soon be turned upside down - provides the incentive for Congress to get it right once and for all", he said.

"I got a proposal", Graham told McClatchy Wednesday. This prompted Bash to ask him about Trump's inconsistent temperament and the multiple indicators that the president enjoyed the controversy generated by the "sh*thole" comments.

Graham said that the idea a funding bill is going pass without a solution to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration program "is pretty naive". If Senate Democrats stick together in opposition to such a plan, Republican leaders can only afford to lose two votes to pass major legislation.

Under the Trump administration the Department of Homeland Security has announced the end of TPS for immigrants from El Salvador Haiti Sudan and Nicaragua but extended it for immigrants from South Sudan. And this year the agency will decide whether
Lindsey Graham presents path out of 'Dreamer' shutdown

"(This) approach makes no sense", said Graham, who added he would not vote for a short-term spending deal that doesn't include long-term military funding.

"I'm not gonna vote for a CR", Graham, a backer of the bipartisan Senate immigration deal President Donald Trump rejected last week, was quoted as saying.

White House chief of staff John Kelly said Wednesday that the bill didn't meet the bipartisan and bicameral standard set by the President. However, the aftermath of the recent meeting has left Graham somewhat of an island in a political environment growing more complicated and polarized by the day.

"I didn't like what was said". Miller's racial obsessions with immigrants are playing out in a game of political chicken where five trains are racing toward one track in the switchyard of American politics.

But he also cautioned that Trump policy adviser Stephen Miller could kill any immigration deal.

To be clear, the White House has talked about what it wants from this bill plenty - including at a bipartisan meeting with lawmakers last week.

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