White House says too early to weigh in on new bipartisan deal on immigration reform
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on Monday indicated that it was too early to comment on a bipartisan plan for immigration reform, following reports that Arizona Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema and North Carolina Republican Sen. Thom Tillis had reached a deal that involves protections for 2 million "Dreamers" and more money for border security. "We haven't seen all of the language on that particular bill, so don't want to comment from here. I don't want to get too far ahead," Jean-Pierre said during a briefing for reporters. But she added that President Joe Biden has long supported permanent protections for Dreamers, which refers to undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children by their parents. Analysts have long said the U.S. immigration system has problems but a divided Washington hasn't been able to deliver reforms.
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December 05, 2022 16:45 ET (21:45 GMT)
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