Senate leaders predict a tough time getting immigration deal

“Republicans want to make a deal and Democrats say they want to make a deal” writes Alan Fram for The comments came as the Senate voted 97-1 — Ted Cruz, R-Texas, provided the sole “no” vote — to plunge into an open-ended immigration debate that’s been promised by McConnell.Trump’s overall immigration plan, opposed by many Democrats, stands little chance of prevailing because any measure will need 60 votes. No. 2 Senate Democratic leader Richard Durbin of Illinois said the key impediment to a bipartisan deal was Trump’s history of switching positions on the issue. “Nailing the president down has been next to impossible,” he said.

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