January 11, 2018 / 10:29 PM / in a year

Bipartisan U.S. Senate immigration plan draws quick opposition

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Legislation to protect young “Dreamer” immigrants from deportation that has been crafted by a bipartisan group of U.S. senators was quickly dismissed on Thursday by a senior Republican congressional aide.

The aide, who asked not to be identified, noted that the White House was briefed on the plan drafted by a six-member informal group led by Democratic Senator Dick Durbin and Republican Senator Lindsey Graham. The aide said “it’s clear it’s a non-starter.”

Reporting by Richard Cowan; Editing by Richard Chang

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