Republicans in Congress, particularly in the Senate, were much warmer to the outlines of the Trump-Schumer-Pelosi deal, which would protect people in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program by offering a path to citizenship in return for additional border security funding that wouldn’t include money for the wall.
Tom MacArthur, a moderate Republican from New Jersey, said he supports a legislative solution for the so-called Dreamers, as long as it’s coupled with border security and visa enforcement to prevent people from overstaying. He applauded Trump for pressing forward.
“He’s not going to sit around and wait for us to get our act together,” MacArthur told reporters. “I don’t fault the president at all for this.”