"We have been working for four months and have reached an agreement in principle that addresses border security, the diversity visa lottery, chain migration/family reunification, and the Dream Act—the areas outlined by the President," the group said in a statement.
"We are now working to build support for that deal in Congress," said Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO), Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO), and Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ).
But it was quickly apparent that the details did not pass muster with the President.
Democrats had pressed to have a deal included in a must-pass funding bill next week, as a government spending plan runs out on January 19. But that seems unlikely, as lawmakers are now expected to approve another short-term funding resolution.