Senators back immigration fixes to stave off another shutdown

Federal Times: Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Chris Coons, D-Del., plan to introduce legislation Feb. 5, 2018, that addresses border security and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, also known as “dreamers,” just days before Congress must vote to continue funding for the federal government.

The bill is a companion to the Uniting and Securing America (USA) Act introduced in the House in January 2018, which received strong support from both Democrats and Republicans.

“It’s no secret that Congress is gridlocked, and there is a growing list of unaddressed issues we simply have to fix, but I still believe that we agree on more than we disagree on,” said Coons in a joint press release shared on McCain’s site.

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