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Sen. John Thune: Consensus Still Possible on DACA

(Fox News' "Happening Now")

By    |   Tuesday, 06 March 2018 03:38 PM

President Donald Trump has offered a pathway to citizenship for almost 2 million of the nation's "Dreamers," but Democrats are resisting cooperating with him, Sen. John Thune said Tuesday, but he believes there is still a way to reach an agreement on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

"I think there is opportunity to reach consensus on this," the South Dakota lawmaker, who chairs the Senate Republican Conference, told Fox News' "Happening Now."

"The president put a proposal out there. The Democrats so far have resisted cooperating with him to bring this thing to closure. We'll see if that changes."

Thune has filed a bill that calls to establish a $25 billion trust fund for border security that he said Tuesday would provide funding for a wall system not only for the physical wall at the Mexican border, but also for manpower, surveillance, and more, while in exchange providing legal certainty for DACA recipients.

"I think that's something that should have bipartisan support," he said. "We'll see if that's somewhere people can land."

Meanwhile, the courts have nullified Trump's six-month deadline for coming up with a solution, but one is still needed, said Thune.

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