Trump shoots down new bipartisan immigration plan: It’s a ‘total waste of time’

February 5, 2018


President Donald Trump rejected a bipartisan immigration plan on Monday — even before it was formally presented by Sens. John McCain and Chris Coons — as lawmakers struggled to resolve an impasse over how to change the system.

McCain, R-Ariz., and Coons, D-Del., are set to introduce legislation that would protect hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants. It calls for boosting border security by 2020 but does not include explicit funding for Trump’s proposed border wall or some of the restrictions on legal immigration that the president wants.

In a tweet, Trump did not mention the senators by name, but called a bill that does not include “STRONG” border security and a wall “a total waste of time.”

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