Trump calls immigration debate ‘last chance’ for action as Senate weighs competing plans

02/13/2018 The Washington Post

Image result for capitol hillPresident Trump cast the debate to overhaul the nation’s immigration laws as the “last chance” for action as the Senate weighed competing proposals to legalize millions of young undocumented immigrants and fulfill his goal of bolstering U.S.-Mexico border security.

But another federal court ruling Tuesday regarding the legality of an Obama-era program shielding young foreign-born “dreamers” from deportation served as a reminder that Trump’s March 5 deadline for congressional action is mostly moot.

After months of anticipation sparked by Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, the Senate debate on immigration sputtered at the start, with the chamber mostly dormant Tuesday as top party leaders negotiated which proposals might earn a vote.

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