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WASHINGTON For a fleeting moment on Thursday, it sounded like there might have been a major breakthrough in Congress to protect Dreamers, the young undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children.
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At a White House meeting on Thursday, President Donald Trump told a bipartisan group of lawmakers to keep working and rejected the proposal from the group of six that Flake is a part of, according to Sen. Tom Cotton (R Ark.), who was in the meeting and represents the more restrictionist flank of the party on immigration.
«It’s not even a fig leaf. It’s a pine needle,» Cotton told reporters. He added later, «It’s a joke of a proposal.»
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«There are many reasons that I may not support a CR, including I think it’s time that we take care of our Dreamers,» Sen. Jeff Merkley (D Ore.) told HuffPost on Thursday.
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