Details on proposal.
WASHINGTON — An agreement among a handful of senators to prevent deportation of hundreds of thousands of young immigrants includes a pathway to citizenship that would take up to 12 years.
The Associated Press on Saturday obtained details of the deal that includes $1.6 billion for structures including a wall for border security.
The agreement between three Republican and three Democratic senators would prevent deportation of hundreds of thousands of immigrants known as “Dreamers,” who were brought to this country as children and are here illegally.
President Trump and some GOP congressional leaders have said the bipartisan deal is insufficient. Its proponents — led by Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. — say they are continuing to round up supporters.
Political battle lines intensified after Trump’s vulgar description of African nations and derogatory comments about Haiti at a meeting Thursday, and its fate is uncertain. A showdown is expected by Friday, the deadline for Congress to approve a spending bill to prevent a government shutdown the next day.