President Donald Trump reiterated his support Wednesday for a Republican plan to revamp the nation’s immigration system and threatened to veto any other proposal – just as a bipartisan group of senators said they’re on the verge of releasing an alternative plan.
In a White House statement, Trump urged the Senate to back the proposal, saying it accomplishes his vision for immigration. At the same time, the president rejected any limited approach that deals only with “dreamers” – immigrants who have been in the country illegally since they were children – and border security.
Trump’s full-throated endorsement of legislation unveiled this week by a GOP group led by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, comes as a group of bipartisan senators worked on a possible solution to the intractable issue that could earn enough support in the closely divided Senate.
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