Dick Durbin

New bipartisan immigration plan surfaces in the Senate and Trump labels it 'a total waste of time'

New bipartisan immigration plan surfaces in the Senate and Trump labels it 'a total waste of time'

Talks to resolve the legal status of young undocumented immigrants and enact new border security measures remain stalled in the closely-divided Senate on Monday as a new bipartisan proposal to resolve the impasse was dismissed by the White House as insufficient.

The proposal by Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Christopher Coons, D-Del., would grant permanent legal status to undocumented immigrants known as "dreamers" and start bolstering security along the U.S.-Mexico border. It copies a plan already introduced in the House that has 54 co-sponsors from both parties. But President Trump tweeted that the idea is a "total waste of time" because it doesn't immediately...

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