February 6, 2018 / 7:58 PM / in 4 months

Republicans pledged immigration debate next week: top Senate Democrat

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said on Tuesday that Senate Republicans have promised to hold an open debate on immigration legislation on the Senate floor next week.

FILE PHOTO: Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., January 30, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

“In our meetings today, (Republican) leader (Mitch) McConnell pledged that we would have an open process next week, after this week,” Schumer told reporters.

Reporting by Richard Cowan; Writing by Makini Brice; Editing by Tim Ahmann

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