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US Senate rejects key immigration bills: 'Dreamers', Trump's wall in limbo

The leading bipartisan measure included a $25 billion fund to strengthen border security and possibly even build segments of Trump's long-promised border wall with Mexico


The US Senate rejected a series of bills to protect “Dreamer” immigrants on Thursday, leaving in limbo the future of 1.8 million young adults brought to the United States illegally as children. The Senate failed to get the 60 votes needed to move forward on four separate proposals, including one backed by President Donald Trump and a bipartisan bill that had been considered the most likely to survive the deeply divided Senate. But Trump slammed the bipartisan measure as “a total catastrophe” and backed a Republican plan that garnered only 39 votes, the ...

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First Published: Sat, February 17 2018. 02:01 IST