November 3, 2017
Top GOP lawmakers say they will bring an immigration overhaul bill to the floor early next year.
This comes after President Trump discussed immigration reform with House GOP leaders Thursday.
Republicans say their focus on tax reform and confirming President Trump’s nominees does not allow time to pass an immigration bill before the year’s end.
Democrats were pushing for the bill to pass this year, and to include deportation protection for the 800,000 DACA recipients.
After his meeting with lawmakers, President Trump said its up to Congress to pass a DACA deal, but funding for a border wall needs to be included.
“Yes, it will be part of a DACA deal,” the president commented. “DACA is a lot different than Dreamer…chain migration is a disaster for this country, and it’s horrible.”
Meanwhile, Democrats are pushing back against delaying a deal on DACA with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer arguing Congress has enough time to pass a bill before the end of the year.