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South Carolina Republican sen. Tim Scott says that he believes that the Democrats prefer the Problem rather than the solution.
Sen. Tim Scott, said President Trump proposed merit-based immigration system is the right way to go, but it will be difficult to achieve, a comprehensive immigration reform when Democrats to the negotiating table.
Trump on Thursday unveiled an immigration overhaul plan that would dramatically change how the United States accepted, people in the country, upending the system to pay for the benefit of the visit on the basis of merit rather than family ties.
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Democrats dismissed Trump’s plan before it was even announced that a rise in Congress. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., earlier Thursday said that the plan is “a serious attempt of immigration reform.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., described the Trump plan as a “dead-on-arrival” and “not remotely serious proposal shall be liable.”
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., said that Trump was the proposal “, based on a series of untruths caught to allow only immigrants from certain Nations favored or backgrounds.”
“If you are serious about … a solution for the immigration, not only the question of immigration, the President’s plan is a great place to start,” Scott, R-S. C., said on “Fox & Friends” on Friday.
He said, it is clear that a merit-based system would be beneficial for the country, and he called on Democrats to “come to the table and negotiate.”
Host Brian Kilmeade asked proposed to Scott on Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S. C., the immigration bill, which would years, at the end of asylum applications from Central America to the border, and return of unaccompanied minors to their home countries — a targeted effort to address the escalating migration crisis.
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“It would be helpful, but here my concern is answered,” Scott. “I think the Democrats are rather the Problem than the solution. There is no real doubt.”
Fox News’ Adam Shaw contributed to this report.