Senate Majority Mitch McConnell supports a GOP immigration bill that meets the demands of President Donald Trump. He believes that Secure and Succeed Act co-sponsored by seven Republican senators has the best chance of passing the Senate.
McConnell promised that the upcoming debate on DACA, border security, and other issues will be fair to all sides. He made the promise as part of the compromise to secure a budget deal last week.
GOP immigration bill addresses the priorities of all sides
On Monday, McConnell described the immigration bill as a “fair compromise” and a “compassionate resolution” for young undocumented immigrants also knowns as Dreamers. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is set to expire on March 5. The program shielded approximately 800,000 Dreamers from deportation.
According to McConnell, “I support the President’s proposal and my colleagues’ legislation to implement it. The Secure and Succeed Act is fair, addresses both side’s most pressing concerns, conforming to the conditions the President has put forward.”