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Immigration debate yet to start on Senate floor

Newsday / Nation 43 sources

WASHINGTON -- The much-anticipated Senate debate on an immigration bill appeared to be taking place in backrooms instead of on the chamber floor on Tuesday as Republicans pushed the president's framework and Democrats urged a narrower…

McConnell keeps firm grip on immigration debate

The Hill

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who promised what was expected to be a free-for-all immigration debate, is keeping his hand firmly on the wheel.The Senate is indeed tackling immigration, but McConne...

Real immigration debate? New senators schooled in how work ...

CSMonitor.com

February 13, 2018 Washington—Sen. Chris Coons was pumped. Heading into an unusual, free-for-all debate on immigration, the Democrat from Delaware stopped to praise ...

Trump calls immigration debate “last chance” for action as Senate weighs competing plans

The Denver Post

President Donald Trump on Tuesday cast the debate to revamp the nation's immigration laws as the "last chance" for action as the Senate weighed competing proposals to legalize millions of young undocumented immigrants and fulfill his goal…

Senate debates immigration proposals

CBS News

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says that there is "no reason" why the Senate can't reach a bipartisan immigration deal this week

The Latest: Senate off to slow start on immigration debate

SFGate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Senate's immigration debate (all times local):; 1:25 p.m. The Senate is off to a slow start in this week's immigration debate with the chamber's Republican and Democratic leaders already at loggerheads…

Senate hits wall on immigration

The Hill

The Senate's immigration debate is hitting a wall before it even gets started.

Senate Struggling to Find Votes for an Immigration Compromise

Bloomberg

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he wants to wrap up immigration legislation this week even as senators working on bipartisan compromises say none of the proposals offered so far has enough votes to pass. “I don’t know that any…

Trump prods Congress amid debate on immigration

Houston Chronicle

WASHINGTON (AP) — A high-stakes Senate debate over immigration got off to a halting start Tuesday, with Republican and Democratic leaders immediately at loggerheads over how to move forward and President Donald Trump warning this was the …

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