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House: Immigration Agenda and Dreamers Hostage

house: Senior White House officials cast the plan as a centrist compromise that could win support from both parties and enough votes to pass the Senate, according to CTV. But it comes with a long list of concessions that many Democrats, and also conservative Republicans, especially in the House, may find impossible to swallow. The plan was applauded by some in Congress, but blasted by conservative activists as amnesty and slammed by a slew of Democrats, who accused U.S. President Donald Trump of holding Dreamers hostage to his hard-line immigration agenda. The plan would provide a pathway to citizenship for the roughly 690,000 younger immigrants protected from deportation by the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program -- as well as hundreds of thousands of others who independent estimates say qualify for the program, but never applied. The plan would not allow parents of those immigrants to seek lawful status, the officials said. Trump announced last year that he was doing away with the program, but gave Congress until March to come up with a legislative fix. ( As reported in the news.