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    McConnell wants to wrap up immigration debate this week

    McConnell wants to wrap up immigration debate this week

    BY JORDAIN CARNEY - 02/13/18 10:33 AM EST 118



    © Greg Nash

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is signaling he will move to wrap up the Senate's immigration bill this week, warning senators against slow-walking the debate.

    "Senators have had plenty of time to prepare. There's no reason why we should not reach a bipartisan solution this week," McConnell said from the Senate floor.


    He added that he made a commitment to hold an immigration debate "this week."


    "I've lived up to my commitment. I hope everyone will cooperate so this opportunity does not go to waste," he said.


    McConnell's comments are the clearest indication yet that the GOP leader does not intend to let the immigration fight linger over the upcoming weeklong Presidents Day recess.


    In a deal to end the three-day government shutdown in January, McConnell promised to turn to the immigration debate after Feb. 8. His public remarks did not include a time limit for how long he would keep a bill on the floor.


    The push to wrap up the debate this week comes as senators are struggling to find an immigration proposal that could win the 60 votes needed to overcome a likely filibuster.


    Republican senators had predicted that the Senate's free-wheeling debate could last weeks. But Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) appeared to pivot on Monday evening, saying senators had until Thursday.


    Responding to a top staffer for Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) on Tuesday, Cornyn noted the agreement only included a start date and a "fair an [sic] open process."


    "Delivered as promised. Clock is ticking so I am anxious to see D counteroffer to POTUS’s proposal that can become law. None so far," Cornyn said in a tweet.


    With the Senate expected to be out of town next week, debating the issue for two weeks could have pushed the chamber's final vote up against the initial March 5 deadline to find a fix for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.


    McConnell is backing a GOP plan, spearheaded by Sen. Chuck Grassley(R-Iowa), that largely mirrors the White House's proposed framework.


    Updated at 11:06 a.m.

    http://thehill.com/latino/373583-mcc...bate-this-week

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    Wrap it up and THROW it in the GARBAGE!

    Let work permits expire March 5th.

    No new applications

    No extension

    No path to stay

    Enforce our Laws...every foreign citizen with no Visa to be here gets deported! That includes Visa overstays!

    Thousands have to leave every month and free up our JOBS, our housing, get out of our schools, off our roads and off our medical care

    Take your anchor rats with you! You do not DUMP your children on some else's doorstep...they are not puppies you discard!

    SELL OUT, PACK UP AND GET OUT BEFORE YOU ARE CAUGHT AND LEAVE WITH NOTHING.
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    NO DACA - NO AMNESTY - NO PATH TO STAY - LET WORK PERMITS EXPIRE

    HAND UAC'S OVER INTO THE CARE AND CUSTODY OF THEIR EMBASSY!

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    White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is holding a briefing at 2:30 p.m. ET today. Watch @
    https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politic...gration-debate

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