Graham Will Lead Group of GOP Senators to White House Immigration Talks

  • 2020-03-05
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
Graham Will Lead Group of GOP Senators to White House Immigration Talks
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Senator Lindsey Graham will lead a group of Republican senators to the White House to discuss immigration reform.

According to Fox News:

EXCLUSIVE: Top Republican senators, led by Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., plan to meet Thursday at the White House with President Trump to discuss a possible comprehensive immigration reform deal in case the Supreme Court strikes down an Obama-era ruling shielding illegal immigrants from deportation, Fox News has learned -- a push likely to revive concerns among Trump’s base of an election-year “amnesty” push.

The lawmakers are set to meet with Trump around noon to discuss legislation that would be pushed should the top court strike down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) executive order, a source familiar with the negotiations said. A decision on DACA is expected in June. The Republicans are said to include Sens. Ted Cruz, R-Texas; Kevin Cramer, R-N.D.; Tom Cotton, R-Ark.; Martha McSally, R-Ariz.; Mike Lee, R-Utah; Ron Johnson, R-Wis.; Thom Tillis, R-N.C. and David Perdue, R-Ga.

Graham, on Thursday morning, told Fox News that the meeting was going ahead and it was related to the coming DACA ruling.

"Just to see, you know, where we are in terms of the DACA Supreme Court case, [there's a] pretty good chance that the president will win, being able to set aside the Obama-era DACA regulations and what's the play after that," he said.

Graham has shown a tendency to not be an immigration hardliner so him leading the delegations leaves a lot of unknowns for potential outcomes.

 Source: TTN

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