Smith Calls Immigration Issue Urgent

February 08, 2018 07:31 PM

(ABC 6 News) – Senator Tina Smith, D-Minn., is calling the immigration issue urgent, with Congress given a March 5t deadline to pass legislation with protection for Dreamers.

Democrats are angry it's not addressed in the current budget bill.


However, Republicans have their own priorities as well, with one of them being to increase military spending.

"For months now, we have been working to get our military the resources it needs to keep the peace. This budget agreement delivers on that commitment,” said republican House Speaker Paul Ryan.

Earlier this week President Donald Trump wanted border wall money included in any budget bill.

However, he now says there is time to work on immigration policy later.


Roxanne Elias

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