Prison » Senate braces for showdown over ‘dreamers’

The Hill
February 12, 2018

The Senate is barreling toward a battle on immigration with no clear end game in sight.

The chamber is expected to turn to the issue Monday evening, but where the debate goes after it begins is anyone’s guess.

Senators are predicting a free-for-all, and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is using a House bill not related to immigration as the base legislation in order to create a fair playing ground.

“It sounds like Senator McConnell’s just going to pull up a shell bill and let people have at it. …It ought to be pretty fascinating,” said Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), McConnell’s top deputy.

Sen. Dick Durbin (Ill.), Cornyn’s Democratic counterpart, predicted: “You’re going to hear as many variations as the fertile minds of my colleagues can produce.”

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