US Senate Launches Immigration Debate

The US Senate with a vote of 97 to 1 decides on Monday (9/2) evening to begin a broad debate on immigration reform, while the differences between parties arose immediately in terms of the scope and substance expected to be summarized in the final package.

A fierce debate for days is expected to happen as the deadline draws closer to hundreds of young immigrants who were illegally brought to America as children. Last year, President Donald Trump ended the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), which temporarily protects young immigrants from deportation, and gives Congress until March 5 to approve laws relating to their legal status.

Trump has proposed a path to citizenship USA for DACA recipients, a move supported by most members of Congress from both political parties. But he also insisted on building a wall along the US-Mexico border, reducing the number of legal immigrants to America, and prioritizing newcomers with higher skills.

The Republican fraction in the Senate announced a proposal, Secure and Succeed Act, White House for immigration. [as]

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