Senate Republicans schedule Wednesday briefing on the border

Senate Republicans will receive a briefing on the border on Wednesday as a bipartisan working group closes in on a deal to amend the country’s immigration laws.

The conference meeting, requested by Senate conservatives before lawmakers departed for the Christmas recess, will be held at 3:30 p.m., according to a source familiar.

Though negotiators are hoping to release a proposal later this week, the source cautioned that the conference meeting is a discussion on border security, not a presentation of any deal. Border talks are also likely to be a subject of discussion at the conference’s regularly scheduled lunch on Tuesday.

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