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Mon Sep 25, 2017, 12:44 PM

GOP senators to unveil new Dreamers bill

Source: Politico

By SEUNG MIN KIM 09/25/2017 12:00 PM EDT Updated 09/25/2017 12:33 PM EDT

A new Senate GOP proposal is being released Monday that creates a pathway to legalization for so-called Dreamers, but it won’t allow them to sponsor family members to the United States — one of several provisions that make the bill far more conservative than other relief measures for young undocumented immigrants.

The chief Republican writers of the bill — Sens. Thom Tillis of North Carolina and James Lankford of Oklahoma — have touted their plan as a more GOP-friendly vision for the fate of young undocumented immigrants in the United States, especially compared to the Dream Act led by Sens. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.). Tillis and Lankford hope their legislation, called the Succeed Act, can win support from conservatives as Congress scrambles for a fix following the White House’s decision to begin revoking work permits and deportation protections early next year for hundreds of thousands of Dreamers.

Details of the bill, which is also sponsored by Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), were obtained by POLITICO in advance of its release.

Under current law, green card holders can petition for close relatives such as a spouse or children to obtain permanent residency. But President Donald Trump has repeatedly slammed the concept of “chain migration,” a term critics use to describe U.S. citizens or permanent residents sponsoring their foreign relatives to come to the United States.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/25/dreamers-republican-new-bill-243100

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Mon Sep 25, 2017, 04:20 PM

2. Can't imagine it will be any better than their healthcare bills

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