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Highlights of a proposed GOP immigration compromise

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Highlights of a proposed immigration compromise distributed to Republican lawmakers Thursday by House GOP leaders:
PROTECTING IMMIGRANTS FROM DEPORTATION
- Young immigrants brought to U.S. illegally as children could apply for renewable permission to stay legally for six years.
- Program would cover 1.8 million people protected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, or those who are eligible for it. DACA covers many younger people who arrived in U.S. before June 15, 2007.
- Also covers many children brought to U.S. by legal immigrant workers.
- After five years...
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House GOP unveils bill for young immigrants, $25B for border

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WASHINGTON - House Republicans unveiled a "discussion draft" of a sweeping immigration bill that includes a path to citizenship for young immigrants, $25 billion in border security - including advance funds for President Donald Trump's wall with Mexico - and a provision aimed at addressing the crisis of family separations at the border.
Presented to lawmakers Thursday, the measure sticks to Trump's immigration priorities while trying to join the party's warring conservative and moderate factions on an issue that has divided the GOP for years. Passage is far from certain.
Speaker Paul Ryan...
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