A bipartisan group of Senators have reportedly reached a landmark agreement on immigration reform; hashing out a variety of differences just days after a historic round-table discussion hosted by President Trump.
The deal comes as US lawmakers struggle to forge a path forward regarding DACA; scrambling to find a permanent solution before the program is scheduled to end in mere months. Hundreds of thousands of ‘Dreamers’ hang in the balance as Sen. Jeff Flake announced the breakthrough Thursday afternoon.
“We’ve got this bipartisan group, we’re at a deal,” the Senator said “So we’ll be talking to the White House about that and I hope we can move forward with it. It’s the only game in town. There’s no other bill.”
While the details of the agreement are not publicly known, President Trump has made it clear that any legislation regarding DACA must be accompanied with funding for a border wall on the United States’ southern border with Mexico.
The President was speaking with reporters Wednesday when he was asked whether he would sign any immigration bill without border security funding.
“It’s got to include the wall. We need the wall for security. We need the wall for safety. We need the wall for stopping the flow of drugs coming in,” Trump said at news conference. “Any solution has to include the wall, because without the wall, it all doesn’t work.”