Sens. John McCain (R-AZ) and Chris Coons (D-DE), are planning to introduce an immigration bill in the Senate today. The bill will provide legal status for immigrants living in the country illegally and also provides some funding for border security, but it does not include all of the items the president says he wants to see in any immigration bill.
The bill will provide legal status to DREAMers who have been in the country illegally since 2013. This group is slightly larger than the 1.8 million the president has expressed a desire to provide legal status for. It also provides funding for border security, but does not authorize spending the $30 billion that the president would like to see dedicated to a border wall.
The bill also does not address chain migration or the visa lottery programs, two policies the president says he wants to see done away with.
Government funding is set to run out on February 8, and immigration policies are sure to be a major sticking point in the budget negotiations.