Thursday, December 1, 2016
Senators crafting bill to limit deportations under Trump
From THE HILL by Alexander Bolton --
Democratic and Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee are working on legislation that would limit deportations if President-elect Donald Trump repeals President Obama’s executive orders on illegal immigration.
Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (Ill.), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Sen. Lindsey Graham (S.C.), a Republican member of the panel, are crafting a bill to shield from deportation the children of illegal immigrants who grew up in the United States and have stayed out of trouble.
The bill is likely to have the support of another Republican on Judiciary, Sen. Jeff Flake (Ariz.). He was a member of the so-called Gang of Eight that put together the comprehensive immigration reform bill that passed the Senate in 2013.