Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., listens to a question while speaking with the media after he and other Senate Republicans had a meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House, Tuesday, June 27, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
As best as I can tell, this is the current state of play of the Senate’s immigration debate.
There seem to be two major bills.
There is the bill by Chuck Grassley that embodies President Trump’s “four pillars”, i.e., (1) creating a path to citizenship for DREAMers, (2) securing the border by building The Wall and improving interior enforcement, (3) eliminating the diversity visa lottery, and (4) limiting chain migration. This bill has been endorsed by the Senate leadership and by President Trump.
Trump announces support for Grassley immigration bill. pic.twitter.com/giY0RHdGWZ
— Byron York (@ByronYork) February 14, 2018
Trump has said this is his line in the sand and there will be no compromise