Flake Fights For DACA Deal As House Republicans Discuss Vote
Arizona senator Jeff Flake returned the Senate floor Thursday to discuss on a deal on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program.
For the fourth time, Senator Flake introduced his bipartisan “Three for Three” DACA compromise, which would extend protections for three years while fully funding the first three years of the Trump administration’s border wall proposal.
Flake re-introduced the deal after Republican lawmakers in the House said they would push a petition to spark debate and a vote on DACA replacement bills.
“Given the action the last couple of days in the house where you have a group of house members, Republicans and Democrats, looking to force that body to finally take action on this," Flake said, "it's time again to have the Senate make another attempt.”
Flake admitted his proposal is far from perfect, but emphasized his desire to discuss the topic.
“We need to do a lot of other aspects with immigration reform," Flake said. "We need to address long-term labor needs as well as a more permanent solution for those who are here illegally.”
The bill was once again blocked, but Flake vowed to continue discussion on DACA until a deal is passed.