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White House, GOP leadership not sold on bipartisan immigration deal

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Sen. Jeff Flake says a bipartisan group of senators has reached a deal on an immigration bill that includes a replacement for DACA, NBC News reports.

"We've got this bipartisan group, we're at a deal. So we'll be talking to the White House about that and I hope we can move forward with it, it's the only game in town. There's no other bill."

Reality check: As Axios' Jonathan Swan points out, we don’t know where Trump is on this, and Flake could not be a worse messenger to sell the deal to POTUS. Another reason for caution — immigration hardliner Sen. Tom Cotton has said it's a "joke of a proposal," per NBC News' Frank Thorp.