WATCH: DACA fix compromise as soon as tonight, GOP rep says 

A key GOP lawmaker tells The Hill that bipartisan discussions on a bill to fix the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program may be ready “as early as tonight.” 

“We've had very good meetings here with the Problem Solvers Caucus — [Rep.] Will Hurd [R-Texas] has been working on a potential compromise with some Democrats as well, so we could see something as early as tonight,” Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.) said in an interview with The Hill. 

Curbelo, who favors a DACA fix, said that Democrats and Republicans on the Senate side have also worked on possible fixes, ahead of the president's March deadline, noting that "it's possible" that a fix would be added when the Senate considers a funding bill in the next few days. 

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Thirty-four Republicans signed a letter recently calling on GOP leaders to allow a vote on a bill to fix the DACA issue before Congress heads out of town for the last week in 2017. 

Most Democrats says they will not support a funding bill if it does not include a provision to help the children brought to the U.S. by parents in the country illegally. A number of conservative lawmakers say they won't support a funding bill that includes a DACA measure. 

 

Watch the video above to hear Curbelo in his own words.