Trump’s plan to overhaul ‘too much’ immigration law won’t get a vote in Senate
President Donald Trump’s new plan to reform the nation’s immigration system won’t gain traction in the Senate.
| Getty Senate Republicans say they’re ‘ready to go’ to vote on a new plan that would limit the number of refugees and asylum seekers who can enter the United States.
But that doesn’t mean they’re planning to vote to end President Donald J. Trump’s efforts to make America safe again, according to senior Senate Republicans.
“We’re going to vote, yes, we’re going back to the drawing board,” said Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo.
“It’s just a matter of time.”
In an interview Thursday with The Washington Examiner, Barrasso said the president’s efforts would not succeed and he’s confident the Senate would vote to approve a bipartisan plan that includes a number of measures.
“If we do it the way we did it last time, we have a good chance,” Barrasso told the newspaper.
“But if it goes back to where we did not, it will be very difficult.”
Trump has called the refugee resettlement program, which began in December, “one of the greatest frauds in the history of our country.”
He has repeatedly argued that the U.S. should not be allowed to take in refugees, particularly those from countries with high rates of terrorism.
But the president has not yet proposed any significant changes to the current refugee program, including any plans to limit the refugee numbers to a certain number.
Barrasso, a moderate Republican, also argued that Trump’s proposed changes would not be sufficient to protect Americans from future attacks from Muslim countries.
“He is not going to have a path to success in this process,” Barrackos said.
“The first thing we have to do is stop the flow of people coming into this country.”
The Senate is expected to vote Thursday on a bipartisan bill that includes proposals to increase the number who can be admitted into the country each year.
Republicans say that the plan would help reduce the country’s immigration burden and protect Americans who are already here.
The measure, which would increase the nation ‘s capacity to welcome more refugees, is expected, in part, to win support from Democrats, who want to expand refugee resettlement.
The plan is backed by Trump’s top advisers and a coalition of business, political and religious leaders, including many of the country ‘s leading religious leaders.
The proposal would also provide for a cap on the number that can enter at any one time.
But Republicans, who have long opposed a cap, have been wary of limiting refugees as part of the overall plan.
Democrats, who argue that the current cap is unfair and counterproductive, have said that a cap could force countries to accept more refugees.
“The real question here is: Will we do the right thing?”
“Do we want to limit ourselves and have a very hard time attracting people?
Or do we want more?”