/ Modified jan 24, 2018 4:55 p.m.

Grijalva Doubts DACA Proposal's Chances in House

Some in Congress question whether House and Senate can agree.

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President Donald Trump said Wednesday he is open to a path to citizenship for participants in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA).

A bipartisan group of senators, including Jeff Flake, are working on a plan that deals with border security and a legislative solution for the Trump administration's planned discontinuation of DACA.

U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva said he is not sure how well that bipartisan proposal will do if it makes it to the House.

"I just think the House is going to be more extremist about it than the Senate," said Grijalva. "The likelihood of it being sabotaged with extreme measures being added at the House level is certainly there."

Rep. Martha McSally and three other Republicans wrote a proposal in the House viewed as much more conservative than the bill being written in the Senate.

Senate sponsors and House sponsors both say they have the backing to pass their specific plans.

Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell promised a vote on an immigration bill in February.

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