Senate Republicans Say DACA Fix To Be Debated On Senate Floor Feb. 8

WASHINGTON, DC – OCTOBER 24: Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill after announcing he will not seek re-election October 24, 2017 in Washington, DC. Flake announced that he will leave the Senate after his term ends in 14 months. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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UPDATED 10:20 AM PT – Sat. January 20, 2017

Senate Republicans say the immigration debate will happen on February 8th, bringing a legislative fix for DACA to the floor.

Arizona Senator Jeff Flake said Senate Majority Leader Mitch Mcconnell agreed to add the legislation to the upper chamber’s agenda.

The Gang of Six bill recently rejected by President Trump may be revived as a part of the negotiations.

Senator Lindsey Graham also confirmed the February date, saying the bill would be debated with an open amendment process.

Congress has until March to pass legislation affecting the 800,000 young illegal immigrants.

109 Comments on "Senate Republicans Say DACA Fix To Be Debated On Senate Floor Feb. 8"

  1. fix?

  2. Bobby Green | January 23, 2018 at 6:52 am |

    So McConnell will bring it to the floor in February? And politicians are so good as keeping their promise. Flake has a name that fits him well.

  3. Pamela Goodman | January 21, 2018 at 8:34 pm |

    DACA requester are victims of child abuse, human smuggling, and exploitation. The need to turn in their parents the smugglers the employers the government officials that knowingly were facilitating these victims abuse, like school officials and welfare workers, even DMV workers that knew they were victims and being forced to live here as criminals and law breakers. If their parents were law breakers in any other way something would be done to protect these innocent victims of their parents just like drug dealers and prostitutes loss their children or their children come forward even after years and the parent are prosecuted it need to be the same here. They need to cooperate with authorities to prosecute those that did this crime to them then as victims of crime be considered at the top of the list for immigration and citizenship.

  4. Tango Uniform | January 21, 2018 at 2:38 pm |

    That’s assuming the government is open by then. Note, Trump didn’t relenquish his right to completely nix DACA. He merely gave Congress time to debate it. I’m hoping Schumer tries to stall and filibuster this. Trump will turn out the lights and fire up the buses.

  5. Bruce Johnson | January 21, 2018 at 1:11 pm |

    why do idiot small r’s think they even have to debate this crap? if they keep DACA, I WILL BE LIVID. Flake is a turncoat anyway & if I were Arizonan I would be so embarrassed

  6. Thomas Read | January 21, 2018 at 1:00 pm |

    No DACA. Let DACA expire.

  7. David Bagdasarian | January 21, 2018 at 12:44 pm |

    The ONLY fix for DACA is Build the Wall and REPEAL!

  8. What is there to debate? The ILLEGAL ALIENS only need to be deported. There is absolutely no conceivable reason to jump these illegals to the front of the immigration line. Send the ILLEGAL ALIENS home to get in line if they want to come back. Build the wall to keep Mexican trash from blowing into the USA.

  9. No fixing. DACA= Destroy America by Coddling Aliens. The Marxist tool of the day.

  10. Daniel Hylton | January 21, 2018 at 8:21 am |

    They are not “dreamers”; they are invaders. California has already seceded; send them all there.


  12. Victor Alero | January 21, 2018 at 7:47 am |

    DACA President Barack Obama in “LIMBO” in August 15, 2012.
    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began accepting applications for the program on August 15, 2012.[23] As of June 2016, USCIS had received 844,931 initial applications for DACA status, of which 741,546 (88%)
    Obama DACA U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began accepting applications for the program on August 15, 2012.[23] As of June 2016, USCIS had received 844,931 initial applications for DACA status, of which 741,546 (88%),
    1. North Korea Nuclar Arm
    2.IRAN payd $150 Billiom
    3.ISIS about 40,000 in Iraq & Siria

    Obama service a US Presindent 8 Years

    • The resume of a Muslim Marxist treasonous illegal alien allowed to become President due to the ignorance of the voters.

  13. Snotslinger | January 21, 2018 at 7:25 am |

    What’s to debate? That’s what you do when you’re through fishing and want to have a clean hook. The law is clear so why is all this crap about debate?

  14. Harold Swift | January 21, 2018 at 6:44 am |

    JUST FIX IT. Get them the hell our of here. What is it about illegal that you don’t understand? This thing was a sham from the git-go.

  15. I oppose anything that leads to citizenship rights. If you want to give them a “protected” status while they are here and they do not commit any additional crimes, felony or misdemeanor or apply for any “AID”. then I wont oppose that. but one additional crime or request for aid should amount to an immediate deportation !!!

    Compassion is not deporting you and your family, give you “AID” is slap in every Americans face.

    Get in line, request your citizenship from your home country and wait for your opportunity,, LEARN ENGLISH TOO!!!!


    Oh and please get that fake American Flake out of here

  16. Vera Orsova | January 21, 2018 at 6:08 am |

    There is a very interesting video on YouTube, explaining the real number of illegals who fall under DACA. We are talking about 11 millions, not 800,000. Search for “Release the memo” to see it. It has Obama and Rice picture on it.

  17. Lee Vincent | January 21, 2018 at 5:45 am |

    When DACA can shut down the government….. it’s time to shut down DACA.

    • TexasDeplorable1134 | January 21, 2018 at 8:03 am |

      That is the best comment of the day. I am wondering when or even if Congress gets the message that it is the US first, not vice versa.

  18. -Determine if you are eligible to become a U.S citizen

    -Prepare your form N-400, application for naturalization

    -Submit your form N-400, application for naturalization

    -Go to the biometrics appointment, if applicable

    -Complete the interview

    -Recieve a decision from USCIS on your form N-400 application for naturalization

    -Recieve a notice to take the oath of allegiance

    -Take the oath of allegiance to the United States of America

    -Understand U.S citizenship, rights and responsibilities

    • Forget it….they already had many years to resolve their illegal occupation while getting free everything. Dump DACA back across the border. They can work in their own country to improve it.


  19. Marilyn Bloom | January 21, 2018 at 5:30 am |

    So. Congress is going to “debate” obeying our own laws. That’s nice. Maybe “We The Peons” should try that.

  20. Only in the United States are Legal American Citizens called “Deplorables” and Illegal Aliens called “Dreamers”. In Mexico, Illegal Aliens are called “Inmates”.

    • Vera Orsova | January 21, 2018 at 5:58 am |

      Very well said. May I use it? I think it fully describes the idiocy of the “Democratic” party.

  21. Opinionsgiven | January 21, 2018 at 4:34 am |

    If they are illegal – OUT If they have applied for citizenship, have not been arrested for a felony, are not on welfare they should stay. We need useful people adding to our country’s role and productivity.

    • Obviously you have no problem with the chain migration that goes with what you suggest. Couldn’t disagree with you more. Mexico needs useful people to improve their country, and they are already Mexican citizens.

  22. semperfipar | January 21, 2018 at 3:05 am |

    So, does the government stay shut down until this matter is brought up?

    • Vera Orsova | January 21, 2018 at 6:02 am |

      The Dems are acting like a 3 year old who is holding his breath because mommy didn’t buy him a toy he wanted. I hope they hold their breath long enough to keep over and die. I am real mad right now and I hope Americans will remember this in November.

  23. the typical two-faced, fork-tongued politician…
    let DACA die, cabron.

  24. Some of these ILLEGALS are in their 30’s…they’re not kids.

  25. Derek Dominico | January 20, 2018 at 11:31 pm |

    DACA also known as illegals should not be a part of the country’s budget !

  26. Rufus T. Firefly | January 20, 2018 at 10:28 pm |

    Pass mandatory E-Verify and stiff penalties for all employers using illegals, couple this with cutting every bit of aid to these varmints, including emergency room hospital costs, food stamps, education, nor any kind of aid, let them suffer, starve and self-deport.

    This is exactly what Mexico would do to Gringo trespassers with the exception that the Gringos would do some hard jail time to boot., so turn about is fair play!

  27. Mexico has some great areas and resort destinations for good employment. Lots of factories too. If these DACA Mexicans are so great they should return to their country now ‘educated’ and contribute their wonderful skills to their countries improvement. If some are bad news….all the more reason to eject them.

    • There is no good reason to keep them, and every good reason to send them back to their own country.

  28. DACA will die on March 5. Why do they want to resurrect it? It’s an illegal piece of cr*ap which Obama even admitted was wrong.

  29. Flake is total scumbag. There is NO way to fix an unconstitutional program like DACA except to END it.

  30. so the Dems will let millions of people lose their paychecks so they can flood millions of illegal aliens into the US……. uh huh

  31. why? just say no to DACA. it has nothing to do with our budget.

  32. DefendTheFaith | January 20, 2018 at 8:35 pm |

    It was good seeing so many woman marching to show their anger at Schumer and his new Communist Democrat Party.
    Time for Jeff Flake to take the mental cognitive test

  33. Alan Lindquist | January 20, 2018 at 8:07 pm |

    14 months ? I wish he would leave now………..

  34. Bruce Johnson | January 20, 2018 at 8:04 pm |

    Attention Congress! It is not your job to force me to pay for making life easy for a bunch of lawbreaking illeagal aliens. If you think it is, you will learn. the tide will turn one day, and anyone on the record for forcing AMERICAN CITIZENS to coddle lawbreakers like the 7 time deportee who just in last few days stabbed a 70 + year old man in the neck for robbery. YOU will be remembered. Americans have got to stand for AMERICANISM.

  35. ImStillaYankee | January 20, 2018 at 7:45 pm |

    Here we go, weasel Republicants getting ready to sell us out again. Just look at their steps on the SchumerShutdown. They took a vote to avoid a Democrat filibuster & saw several of their weasels go along with pos Democrats. So, where’s the filibuster? Make those socialicommimarxifascists get up on their high horse & see how long they can bs. We all know they can sling it for a long time, let them have at it. While they’re busy not saying much of anything, more Americans will actually come to realize that these people are actually shutting down the government to help illegal aliens & that simply should be unconstitutional. Of all the things they could seek to gain, what a damn shame.

  36. Santiago 1314 | January 20, 2018 at 7:19 pm |

    “FLAKE” NEWS.!!!

  37. If we can’t just deport them all then:
    No amnesty
    No voting
    No chain migration
    No lottery
    No anchor babies!
    No path to citizenship
    Any criminal activity DEPORTATION

  38. Deport them. There ya go…fixed.

  39. Michael G. Wilson | January 20, 2018 at 6:26 pm |

    There is nothing to debate, except for just how we are deporting each and every single one of them and all other illegals! To those that hire illegals, in any capacity from nannies to gardeners, they face jail time of at least two years! Those companies that are hiring, the company is lost, closed down, the owners go to jail for at least two years, and all assets seized! If the illegals can not work, get any assistance, they will have no reason to come illegally and for those here, they will self deport!

  40. Dell Wilber | January 20, 2018 at 6:11 pm |

    Feb. 8th, huh? I think the people ought to bring their canons and mortars and make Washington re-think the shutdown….

  41. No DACA. Do you remember what your son mentioned about Mexican, Jeff? How’s he got that term? From you?
    No DACA. But Government running.

  42. I’m confused. DACA was instituted by Obama illegally. It was a gross overreach of authority and therefore unconstitutional. So why is there any debate? Why is there any discussion at all? It was illegal and needs to be stricken.

    • He just did it to get votes.

    • Bruce Johnson | January 20, 2018 at 8:29 pm |

      You absolutely correct! I believe Trump is playing nice, BUT, I believe pressure must be put on him to sign the Executive Order to dissolve the illegal DACA act. I wonder tho, we no DACA people in the US, what percentage are we? And, how would it calculate out in head count ? The Schummers, Pelosi’s and all other invertibrae in Washington, in your state & even your city, have to be stopped. They drain our life & beliefs.

      • It is hard to know how many people we are talking about. If you remember under Obama, the number of illegals in this country held steady at 11M…at least by official numbers. Yes, we were getting several thousand per month across the border and weren’t deporting any, but the number held steady for years. When they can’t even be honest in their reporting, how good will they be at doing what’s right for the country?

  43. Gray Bryson | January 20, 2018 at 4:51 pm |

    THESE RINOS DONT GET IT STILL. we want A WALL, NO DIVERSITY LOTTERY, END CHAIN MIGRATION and when all of that is done we can discuss DACA. Too bad and sad we never saw either party fight this hard to get our vets the benefits and help they need when they put their butts on the line everyday or when their families no longer have part of their family. and we worry about daca families? give me a break

  44. disqus_iY06o3QfY0 | January 20, 2018 at 4:38 pm |

    I live in AZ, and his own state hates the man. He’s not running again because AZ hates him. He had no chance of winning and he knows it. We can’t wait for this low life to be run out of office.

  45. They better all vote NO

  46. Wheel of misfortune | January 20, 2018 at 4:22 pm |

    My grandparents waited in a s##hole called Juarez for 4 years in the early 50’s before coming to the US. Gramps promptly joined the army and went to Korea. They could have easily walked across the border back then, but didn’t. They had their 8 children here in the US. Somebody explain to me how “dreamers” should get a free pass just because they’re here already??? When others have been waiting, and are waiting to come here legally. Absolute garbage.

  47. What’s to debate ? NO amnesty ! NO deals ! NO exceptions ! We voters have been sold out by BOTH political parties ! Our last 5 Presidents refused to enforce our immigration laws leading up to the mess we are in today. YOU cannot pick and choose which laws we are to obey, it’s either all or none !

  48. conquest915 | January 20, 2018 at 3:45 pm |

    Correction: Jeff Flake, Mitch Mcconnell and the GANG of six are RINO’s and do not represent the conservative base. The only discussion we want is how high to build the wall, how to start enforcing immigration laws, deporting violent & subversive illegals and arresting corrupt politicians that refuse to serve and represent the constituents and not only their special interest group that have bought and paid for these clowns in congress.

  49. Seerightthere! | January 20, 2018 at 3:11 pm |

    End this waste of OUR time and send them home. No DACA and NO AMNESTY!

  50. This Flake (appropriately named) bozo is really getting his parting shots in against the American people who have rejected him. If McConnell goes along with Flake’s leftist, anti American BS and allows any debate whatsoever on deporting these “DACA” opportunists and law breakers then McConnell should be subjected to a recall election in Kentucky ASAP.

  51. Fuzzy Thinker | January 20, 2018 at 2:34 pm |

    3.8 Million is the Durbin number. He moved the Goal Posts when he gave Trump the deal to sign. Are talking 800,000 or 3.8 Million Amnesty?

    • Santiago 1314 | January 20, 2018 at 7:33 pm |

      3.8 is the number of DREAMERS, (ILLEGAL Child Arrivals) DACA only has 800,000 registered. Out of possible 1.9 million eligible for DACA…DACA has a Fixed Time Frame…You got to be younger than 36 and older than 6, as of 2018…Almost 2 million outside of DACA “Rules”…Dirty Dickey Durbin wants them all in along with their Chain Migration

  52. Fine, debate it. Then SHUT IT DOWN. Build the wall, deport them all.

  53. Answer is simple. All DACA must return to their homeland with their parents and then register and apply for citizenship! Trump better be careful, this DACA could be a trap set up by the RHINO’s and swamp!

  54. Treat daca and the dreamers as we would be treated in Mexico if we went there illegally!!!!!!!!!!

  55. DACA should not even be on the table with a Republican majority in both houses of Congress. However, if the Republicans allow DACA to pass without all the things Trump asked for being passed (wall funding, increased border security, end to chain migration, end to visa lottery), they will experience stunning losses in November.

  56. The only acceptable fix for DACA is deport them and terminate the program.

  57. To “fix” it simply end it. It was never legal in the first place. Thanks Oh-homo

  58. Give them several options. That could include, illegal youth can stay if they or guardian pay fee and finished papers by a deadline, maybe a tacked on fee for not submitting papers sooner or delayed paper completion. Or, deport and trespass fee (to Mexican government if youth is a minor or no US guardian). Adult youth trespass fee for time illegally in US as an adult of 18+ yrs old, 24+ if disabled, or fine and fee plus paperwork with deadline.

  59. Better safe then sorry, make the call !
    If you see anyone or you suspect anyone might be in the USA illegally or committing other crimes call ICE @ ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) via the toll-free HSI Tip Line, (866) 347-2423 to report illegals and or local officials breaking US laws. OR The ICE website Report Crimes: Email or Call 1-866-DHS-2-ICE

  60. NO NO NO you cowards. DACA must go away. How about you legislate for AMERICANS and not illegals that are doing little more than draining our coffers? American children have dreams also and they should be your FIRST priority.

  61. landy fincannon | January 20, 2018 at 12:35 pm |

    ” in politics, NOTHING happens by accident. If it happens you can bet it was planned that way” the infamous FDR.

  62. landy fincannon | January 20, 2018 at 12:21 pm |

    Here we go.
    ” I will end DACA on day one” DJT
    There’s your damn ” fix”

  63. IMO, Trump made a mistake when he turned this DACA crap over to congress to fix, fix hill, he should have just revoked it and be done with it. If these DACA people(they aren’t kids anymore, average is 24)are such wonderful citizens they should have no problem making a good life for themselves in their home land and applying to America entry if they have something to offer positively to America.

    • I agree, Trump made the mistake of thinking he could trust anyone in DC to figure something out. Great comment. Take Care and God Bless!

    • Read the art of the deal, Presiden trump turned DACA over to congress just to show us our “Do Nothing Congress” wouldn’t come with a fix! If DACA is allowed the dimms in red states will loose more seats. God forbid the dimms loose more seats!

      • I don’t trust what a “red state'” will do next Nov. Numerous formerly red states are now purple or blue.

  64. Government has already been shut down. No DACA or will be voted out. Please pick one, not all.

  65. This man needs to go. We knew we were going to get resistance from the dems. The dems have never been an option. That’s why we need to drain our swamp. I will vote in a moderate before a rhino, we need to send that message.

  66. there is no “fix” to daca, it’s all smoke and mirrors and outright lies of leftist democrat’s and rino’s pushing illegal’s over American citizens. for dem’s and their constituent’s this is taxation without representation. schumer the fraud is also responsible for sicking weiner on the American people, you’d have to be a sick puppy to believe anything he says.

  67. There is no “fix” for DACA. Deport, let them reapply and wait in line is the only solution.

    • I define anyone in this country in violation of our immigration laws to be a criminal alien. IMHO, any adult criminal aliens should be deported and never be allowed back in. They are criminal aliens. Whether they came here as adults or children, they are now adults and they continue to violate our laws simply by being here.

  68. nfcapitalist | January 20, 2018 at 11:24 am |

    He, Flake, will need to move to California, Oregon, Washington, or New York to run as a Democrat… Arizona isn’t crazy enough to let another idiot like you to continue festering in congress on their dime.

    • That’s right.. No one here wants him..
      Flake is a Flake is a Flake!! He’s useless and a traitor. Can’t stand the M Fer! Just plain pathetic piece of shat

    • Gray Bryson | January 20, 2018 at 4:52 pm |

      he will be a shinning star on Corrupt News Network. He’s as stupid as them

  69. Jaime espano | January 20, 2018 at 11:23 am |

    If they knew this then why did Flake, Graham, vote against the CR and vote to shut down the government. These two along with McCain and Gardner are Democrats using the Republican name to obstruct the will of the voters and Trumps agenda.

    Those four Senators need to be removed from all their leadership positions in the Republican party because they have not done a single thing to promote the Republican voters agenda. All they have done is criticize Trump and vote against everything in the agenda. Dump them!!!!

  70. Deport! The only choice you left us after the Trump government shutdown.

  71. nfcapitalist | January 20, 2018 at 11:18 am |

    This is a government wide attempt to DISTRACT the American people from the FISA papers that incriminate the entire Obama administration and those who surrendered thinking that. HRC would win… the FISA PAPERS MUST BE RELEASED!!!!

  72. The only “Fix” to DACA and Dreamers is to “Deport” them one and all. Our land is one that covets the laws. They are here illegally , this is not a moral or ethical question but one of having already broken our laws. No more Lottery, No more Anchor Babies, No more Overstays, Cut the immigration quota down to 15% until we get our country and boarders situated. Use E-verify, Hire more Ice Agents, Arrest and prosecute Officials that provide sanctuary. Most IMPORANLY build the wall!!!!!!!

    • Let the adult Dreamers that have real jobs stay, no citizenship. No chain migration. People can apply on their own merit.

    • Cut immigration down to 0. Cut all government benefits, and they will leave. There is a chance crime will increase, but that may be a chance we take. How much worse could it get? We are a nation of laws, or we are not. Enough of this debate.

    • Maybe then California can close the maternity hotels…

    • Marilyn Bloom | January 21, 2018 at 5:33 am |

      Or…….we COULD let them ALL “migrate” to California, let CA leave the US & enjoy the show. (Provided we can build a wall around California, that is)

    • HarryObrian | January 21, 2018 at 7:58 am |

      Not exactly on point but relative to the issue…
      Very enlightening and very sad!

      So England doesn’t like the US recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Imagine that!
      This might give you a better understanding of the insidiousness of Hijrah; that’s the takeover of a nation without going to war. Don’t think for a moment that America is not a target or that there are no American cities where Islamic and Sharia victories and takeovers have already occurred. It’s time for border control, or start planning for a very big goodbye to the American way of life! Here’s what has already happened to England within a few years of opening their borders without any entry control

      How the British have passively succumbed to the Muslim invasion:

      Mayor of London … MUSLIM

      Mayor of Birmingham … MUSLIM

      Mayor of Leeds … MUSLIM

      Mayor of Blackburn … MUSLIM

      Mayor of Sheffield … MUSLIM

      Mayor of Oxford .. MUSLIM

      Mayor of Luton …. MUSLIM

      Mayor of Oldham … MUSLIM

      Mayor of Rochdale …. MUSLIM

      All the following achieved by just 4 million Muslims out of the 66 million population:

      Over 3,000 Muslim Mosques

      Over 130 Muslim Sharia Courts

      Over 50 Muslim Sharia Councils

      Muslims Only No-Go Areas Across The UK

      Muslim Women…78% don’t work and are on FREE benefits/housing

      Muslim Men…63% don’t work and are on FREE benefits/housing

      Muslim Families…6-8 children planning to go on FREE benefits/housing and now all UK schools are ONLY serving HALAL MEAT!

      …and we (the USA) and (CANADA) can’t decide on an immigration policy???

      One of the ways to combat this is to keep circulating information such as above around the United States and Canada to inform the uninformed. Have you not seen this in the US or Canadian media?
      Neither have I. You might want to pass this on.

    • 40K ft AGL View | January 21, 2018 at 8:55 am |

      End DACA. We are tired of being suckers!

    • I agree TM. 51….The real Americans better not cave….Deport, deport deport. Also start arresting mayors, governors and other gov’t officials who break immigration laws with sanctuary cities/states

  73. There is nothing to fix with DACA. They are illegal aliens and need to be deported. Congress passed these immigration laws but will not see that they are enforced.

  74. Flake needs to beat like the FLAKE he is!!!

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