Cornyn: 'No way' Senate passes DACA fix this week

Cornyn: 'No way' Senate passes DACA fix this week

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The number three Republican in the Senate says there's no way a solution for DACA immigrants will be included in a "must pass" spending bill to avoid a government shut-down.

Texas Sen. John Cornyn is urging both parties to work towards a solution for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. 

The president has set a March deadline for lawmakers to come up with a fix.

The Majority Whip says the Senate Judiciary Committee offered an initial proposal that Democrats rejected. 

That proposal included border security, interior enforcements, improvements in the e-verify system and path to legal status for DACA recipients. 

"We all want a legislative solution, and we can find one as long as we quit the game-playing and the stunts and we sit down and negotiate seriously to try to come up with an avenue of relief- one borne by typical American compassion for these young people who find themselves at a dead end," Cornyn said.

The omnibus spending bill has to be passed before Friday at midnight.

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he doubts Democrats will shut down the government over what he calls "a non emergency."

More than 100,000 Texans are in danger of losing their protected status if the DACA program collapses.

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