WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican senator who introduced President Donald Trump’s immigration proposal says it’s “the president’s framework bill or nothing.”
Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas calls the bill “not an opening bid” for negotiations with Democrats on immigration but the “best and final offer.”
Like the proposal Trump unveiled last month, the measure would offer a chance for citizenship for up to 1.8 million people who arrived in the U.S. as children and stayed illegally. It would provide $25 billion for border security, restrict family-based immigration, and end a visa lottery.
The Trump plan faces an uphill battle in the Senate.