Kushner and Graham are on the case, what could go wrong?
Added 01-10-19 02:31:01pm EST - “CNN reports that 'Republican senators are privately planning to court Democratic senators on an immigration deal that would give President Donald Trump money for his border wall and include several measures long-sought by Democrats.'…” - Powerlineblog.com
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CNN reports that “Republican senators are privately planning to court Democratic senators on an immigration deal that would give President Donald Trump money for his border wall and include several measures long-sought by Democrats.” This sentence is misleading. Lindsey Graham, who is leading this effort, has himself long sought the amnesty-style measures he’s so generously prepared to offer Democrats.
After Trump stormed out of a White House meeting with congressional leaders, GOP senators privately gathered in Sen. Lindsey Graham’s office Wednesday to discuss a way out of the logjam. The long-shot idea: propose an immigration deal that would include $5.7 billion for Trump’s border wall along with several provisions that could entice Democrats.
Which GOP Senators made up the squish brigade? Reportedly, Susan Collins, Thom Tillis, Lamar Alexander, Rob Portman, and Lisa Murkowksi. And of course Graham.
Th[e] items include changes to help those who are a part of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program as well as immigrants from El Salvador and other countries impacted by the Temporary Protected Status program – along with modifications to H-2B visas.
GOP senators pitched the idea to senior White House adviser Jared Kushner, who said if they came up with a proposal that got Trump his border wall money and could pass the Senate, the White House would be open to more discussions on the matter, the source said. He did not say Trump would endorse such a plan.
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