Pro­tect­ing ‘Dream­ers’:

San Francisco Chronicle - - FRONT PAGE - By Alan Fram Alan Fram is an As­so­ci­ated Press writer.

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.

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