Senators Thom Tillis And Krysten Sinema Team Up On Immigration Reform

Duo targets immigration reform during lame-duck

  • A bipartisan duo in the Senate aims to tackle immigration reform before the new Congress next year and has revived negotiations for a possible deal.
  • Senators Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) agreed to a draft framework, which is still subject to change as the talks are in the very early stages.
  • The loose framework presently includes a pathway to citizenship for two million Dreamers; approximately $25 billion to $40 billion in increased funding for Border Patrol and border security; an extension of Title 42 until a plan is enacted to stop the migrant surge at the border; and an overhaul of the asylum system.
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