GOP Senators Unveil New DACA Proposal

A group of Senate Republicans on Tuesday unveiled a new bill aimed at providing a legislative fix for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients.

The Security, Enforcement, and Compassion United in Reform Efforts, (SECURE) Act, introduced by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA),  would offer Dreamers enrolled in the DACA program three years of protected status in return for enhanced border security, a crackdown on "sanctuary" cities, and other GOP immigration priorities. The legislation contains provisions from several immigration proposals, including Senator Dick Durbin's (D-IL) bipartisan BRIDGE Act, which protects DACA recipients from deportation.

Senate Democrats and even some Republicans are already panning the proposed bill, though, because it would not offer Dreamers a path to citizenship.

The SECURE Act is cosponsored by senators John Cornyn (R-TX), Thom Tillis (R-NC), James Lankford (R-OK), Tom Cotton (R-AR) and David Perdue (R-GA).


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