Frustrations boil over after Altas’ sorry loss to Knights

first_imgRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games K-pop star Jung Joon-young convicted of gang rape, spycam crimes Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief MOST READ Perpetual coach Nosa Omorogbe smashed the door to the Altas’ locker room out of frustration, taking it off of its hinges. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/ INQUIRER.netSo frustrating was Perpetual’s 63-61 defeat to Letran on Friday that coach Nosa Omorogbe couldn’t help but punch the door of the team’s dugout off of its hinges to express his anger.And he has every reason to feel frustrated as the game was the Altas’ to lose when they made a huge push in the fourth quarter.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img View comments Though Perpetual got another chance to tie or win the game because of a miscue from Quinto, who passed the ball to Rey Nambatac in the backcourt with 2.6 remaining, the Altas couldn’t cash in as Dagangon bobbled the ball on the inbounds play and failed to make a shot.The senior forward didn’t shy away from taking responsibility for the botched play. “We followed the play but it wasn’t to be. I can blame myself because I wasn’t able to catch the ball. It was crucial and in those parts, it was really difficult to catch it.”Dagangon rued the missed chance for the Altas to rise up in the standings as they instead fell down to a 2-4 card midway through the first round.“It was a must win for us if we wanted to make it to the Final Four. We really wanted to win, but we fell short in the end,” he said.Perpetual will now take its ball and go home before welcoming San Beda in its Las Piñas campus on Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC ‘We’re here to fight, learn’: Valdez, PH volleybelles unfazed after loss WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH As for the broken door, Perpetual athletic director Sammy Acaylar begged for understanding for the untoward incident and vowed that the school will take care of any costs spent for the repairs.“It’s just emotions from the game. Perpetual will shoulder all the cost,” he quipped. After battling in a low-scoring affair early on, Perpetual suddenly found its mark managed to get the lead, which stretched to 57-52 with 4:27 to play, but stumbled in the clutch.After Bong Quinto drained the go-ahead layup with 12.6 seconds left, the Altas couldn’t cash in on their chances down the wire.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutPrince Eze muffed his hook shot before a wild scramble ensued between Gab Dagangon and King Caralipio with 3.5 seconds left, but the officials ruled it as a jumpball in favor of the Knights thanks to the possession arrow rule.“The referees called a foul,” argued Dagangon in Filipino, as the officials overturned the initial call. “I don’t know why they reversed it. When they called a foul, I had the ball and there wasn’t any scramble.”last_img read more

2007 POWERADE ISOTONIC SEQTL PRELIMINARY FINALS WRAP

first_imgThe 2007 PowerAde Isotonic South East Queensland Touch League (SEQTL) Preliminary finals were contested across six divisions tonight, Friday 14 September 2007 at the Brisbane Metropolitan Touch Association’s Whites Hill Complex.Teams battled it out for the right to play in tomorrow night’s prestigious 2007 PowerAde Isotonic SEQTL Grand Finals in determined fashion with several outstanding performances punctuating preliminary final night.The Preliminary Finals were originally scheduled for last Friday night, but due to inclement weather were moved to this week for a bumper Finals weekend featuring Preliminary and Grand Finals on consecutive days.In the premier Women’s Division 1 Preliminary Final, Dodgers were too strong for an out of sorts Colts combination to the tune of 5-2.Dodgers were aggressive and dominated field position early and were rewarded with a touchdown to Ash Fanning after good lead up work from Australian Open Mixed gun Amy Fong.At 1-0 up, Dodgers continued their control of the midfield and it was not long before star turn Amy Turner worked a switch play with Emma Giarola who showed good speed to consolidate the lead at 2-0.Dodgers went to the break 2-0 up and very much in control.Two minutes into the second stanza, Emma Giarola, who was Dodgers best, took advantage of some sloppy 5th touch defence to blitz Colts from acting half to find Amy Fong in the in goal area for a 3-0 advantage.Colts tried hard to get their driving game together, but lacked continuity and attacking punch when it mattered most and could not penetrate a very solid Dodgers defensive line.Dodgers let the ball do the work and a long ball to the wing resulted in an unassailable 4-0 lead that resigned Colts to acquainting themselves with the hill tomorrow night to watch the 2007 PowerAde Isotonic SEQTL Grand Final.To their credit though, Colts tried hard to lift, and irrepressible Australian Women’s Open play maker Peta Rogerson made a customary bust from acting half close to the line to find the ever present Nikki Etheridge backing up to make the score 4-1 and show the fighting Colt’s spirit that had been missing for most of the game.Dodgers fired back with a great piece of play by the ball playing Amy Fong to giftwrap a touchdown for Tara Mako for a 5-1 scoreline.Peta Rogerson refused to go quietly and split the Dodgers defence from acting half again, she then pulled the trigger on a long ball for Nikki Etheridge to claim a consolation double in a 5-2 loss in the shadows of full time.Dodgers were best served by Emma Giarola, Amy Fong, and Sharon Cassell who frameworked the impressive victory.Peta Rogerson, Lauren Potter, and Casey Clark tried hard to lift a Colts team that failed to produce their best when it mattered most.Dodgers will now meet University Rebels who will be shooting for their third straight premiership tomorrow night in the PowerAde Isotonic SEQTL Women’s Division 1 Grand Final on Field 1 at 7.00pm.In the PowerAde Isotonic Men’s Division 1 Preliminary Final the Southern Storm outclassed Colts 8-2 in a comprehensive demolition that bodes well for tomorrow night’s Grand final clash with Country Club United (CCU).The wall to wall superstar Storm line-up just had too much firepower for a brave, but bowed Colts team who failed to cope with the subtle variations in Storm’s attacking repertoire. Fleet footed 2007 Australian Men’s Open World Cup hero Drummayne Dayberg- Muir, was simply untouchable early on conjuring a touchdown for himself, then working a sweet short play with the inform Chris “Kiwi” Lukins for a 2-0 lead after 5 minutes.The Storm were firing on all cylinders when winger Jesse Green dotted down off a long ball to skip out to a 3-0 lead.Colts were battling hard to stay in the game and it was through impressive National 20 Years Youth Squad member Jason Schmidt that they got on the board when some quick phase enabled the gifted Schmidt to find Dean Taylor free and clear for the money ball in the corner to make the score 3-1.The touchdown was just the tonic Colts needed, and the old firm of Australian Mixed Open playmaker Ben Roberts and his Queensland Mixed Open partner in crime Troy Clark, produced a short side “D” play to catch the over reading link defence out to gift the touchdown for the winger, and it appeared game on at 3-2 to the Storm.Just before half time the Storm’s Chris Lukins kept the scoreboard attendant on the hop when he ran an intelligent line from acting half to link up with Keith Mc Donald who planted the ball for the touchdown and a safety net 4-2 lead at oranges.After half-time, the Storm’s big name import Australian Men’s Open king Jason “The Postman” Stanton delivered with a long ball that was magnificently picked up inches from the turf by Graeme Clancey who proved he has better hands than a Swedish masseuse in picking up the dregs for a 5-2 lead to the Storm boys.Storm’s consistently hard working Queensland Men’s Open bookend Ryan Pollock, worked a short play with Dayberg- Muir and Stanton who produced a back yard rehearsed play to beat the defence all ends up to consolidate the 6-2 advantage.Dayberg-Muir declared happy hour on the Colts defence and let his feet do the talking, slicing the heart of his opposition with a slashing snap from acting half to link up with Australian 18 Years Youth squad member 16 year-old Peter Norman who gratefully dotted down for a 7-2 scoreline that was expanding faster than your Dad’s waistline after Christmas dinner.The “Stop the fight” call went up on the hill with disappointed Colts fans tearing up their tickets and heading for the turnstiles early.With time winding down, The Storm’s most industrious player, 2007 Australian Mixed Open tyro Benny “Boozer” Mc Cullen, hammered the final nail in the Colts coffin with a clever play close to the scoreline.Mc Cullen called for a 5 metre “down and back for you” play with the dangerous Day-berg Muir.The Colts defence, ever mindful of Dayberg- Muir, committed themselves to the smart off the ball line the mercurial Dayberg-Muir ran, Mc Cullen faked the pass back to Dayberg-Muir and then threw a face ball bounce across his body to find Keith Mc Donald backing up to claim a double and complete the scoring at 8-2.The full time siren sounded mercifully for a disappointed Colts team who were below their best, but ran into a white hot Storm side who have now been the subject of a late night betting plunge for tomorrow night’s Men’s Division 1 Grand Final blockbuster against Country Club United.Dayberg-Muir, Stanton, Mc Cullen, Chris Lukins, and the youthful Peter Norman were Storm’s best, whilst Benny Roberts, Troy Clark, and the impressive Jason Schmidt went down with all guns blazing for Colts.The rampaging Storm will now face the well heeled Country Club United combination who are hoping to go one step further than last year and claim the 2007 PowerAde Isotonic SEQTL crown in the decider on Field 1 at 8.00pm tomorrow night.In the Men’s Division 2 Preliminary final, CCU got home 4-3 over the Southern Storm to set up a Grand final match up with the First Contact All Stars at 6.00pm tomorrow night.In the Women’s Division 2A Colts won a hard fought battle with Brothers 3-2 to earn a shot at the well drilled Southern Storm line-up at 5.00pm tomorrow afternoon.In the Women’s Division 2B University-Rebels Maroon defeated Crushers Hoodz 8-4 to advance to the Grand Final against Tigers at 5.00pm tomorrow afternoon.In Men’s Division 3A, Uni-Rebels Maroon had a comfortable 5-2 win over Tigers Cobras to advance to the Grand Final against Custard at 5.00pm tomorrow night.In Men’s Division 3B, Storm beat Tigers 5-3 to progress to tomorrow night’s Grand Final against Crushers at 5.00pm.In Women’s Division 3A,Uni-Rebels Gold beat Caboolture Colts Blue 3-1 to make it through to a Grand final showdown with Caboolture Colts Red at 6.00pm tomorrow night.In the Women’s Division 3B Rochedale High enjoyed an emphatic 8 – 3 drubbing of RATC to set up tomorrow night’s grand final against Tigers at 6.00pm.First Grand Finals in the 2007 PowerAde Isotonic SEQTL commence at 5.00pm, with the premier Women’s Division 1 at 7.00pm, and the Men’s Final at 8.00pm.Reserve seating has already been sold out for tomorrow night’s feast of fast and furious grand final action, with the commercial networks now contemplating a live telecast of that “One day in September” for Touch Football fans all over Queensland.A reminder to all teams that Presentations for the 2007 BMTA SEQTL season will be held at The Brewhouse Sports Bar and Grill, located at level 1, 142 Albert street, Brisbane City, commencing at 2pm (presentations from 3pm) on Sunday 16 September 2007.Trophies for winning teams and runners up will be presented as well as the announcement of the prestigious Terry Jacks Medal (Men’s Division 1) and the Sally Urquhart Memorial Medal (Women’s Division 1) for Player of the Final in the Premier division of the SEQTL, along with the Inaugural Player of the Year in all divisions.Good luck to all teams for the 2007 PowerAde Isotonic SEQTL Grand Finals.Remember; when in doubt throw the flick pass.For full results and game times, please visit the Brisbane Metropolitan Touch Association website at: www.bmta.com.aulast_img read more

a month agoCeltic boss Lennon opens door to Spurs outcast Wanyama

first_imgCeltic boss Lennon opens door to Spurs outcast Wanyamaby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveCeltic boss Neil Lennon has opened the door to signing Victor Wanyama in January.The Tottenham midfielder was linked with Celtic over the summer and Lennon remains keen.”There was interest, but it never really got going,” said the Hoops manager.”Could we take a look at it in January? We will wait and see…”Wanyama, 28, was also interesting Club Brugge over the summer. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Katy Perry To Be Honored At UNICEF Snowflake Ball

first_imgOn November 29th, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF will host its annual UNICEF Snowflake Ball.The event will commemorate UNICEF’s 70th anniversary and honor UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Katy Perry and Philanthropist Moll Anderson for their extraordinary commitment to put children first.Global superstar Katy Perry will receive the Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award for her work as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in support of the world’s most vulnerable children. She has served in this role since 2013, with a special focus on engaging young people in UNICEF’s work, traveling to some of the poorest and most remote regions in Madagascar and Vietnam to bring awareness to UNICEF’s child protection, education and health programs. In December 2015, at the time of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, she recorded a unique weather report to call for action on climate change and bring attention to the devastating effects of the phenomenon on children. In October 2013, she joined in UNICEF’s celebration of the International Day of the Girl Child, lending her hit song “Roar” to the soundtrack of a new PSA to inspire girls and help them become tomorrow’s champions. Through her continued work with UNICEF, Perry is a tireless champion for children, working to improve the lives of children and adolescents around the world.Award-winning television personality, author, and philanthropist Moll Anderson will receive the Spirit of Compassion Award for her enduring commitment to make the world a better place for children. She served as Gala Co-Chair for the UNICEF Snowflake Ball between 2013 and 2015. In 2015, she travelled to Jamaica to bring awareness to UNICEF’s programs and witnessed UNICEF’s work focused on child protection and youth empowerment. Together with her husband, she runs the Charlie and Moll Anderson Family Foundation, focusing on basic needs including shelter, hunger, education and the protection of women and children.Presented by Mariner Investment Group, LLC and Baccarat, the UNICEF Snowflake Ball will be held at Cipriani Wall Street and will feature décor designed by HGTV star and UNICEF Ambassador Vern Yip, a custom menu prepared by chef and UNICEF Ambassador Marcus Samuelsson and a live auction benefiting UNICEF’s programs worldwide.Gillian Miniter and Desiree Gruber will co-chair the event, Jaime Jiménez will serve as Project Chair and Daria Daniel and Sterling McDavid will be the NextGen Chairs.Find out more here.last_img read more

Commentary Without monetary compensation one cant blame Jadeveon Clowney for sitting out

South Carolina junior defensive end Jadeveon Clowney (7) pressures the quarterback during a game against Arkansas Oct. 12 at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. South Carolina won, 52-7.Credit: Courtesy of MCTOne of the most debated topics in college sports this year has been the saga of South Carolina junior defensive end Jadeveon Clowney. The 2012 SEC Defensive Player of the Year has the stats, athletic measurements and all-around beastliness made him almost a unanimous consideration for the Heisman Trophy, and a sure top 3 pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.The only problem is, Clowney’s play (or lack thereof) has himself on the outside looking in. He only has two sacks this season, well off the pace he had last season, when he finished with 13. More notably, he recently held himself out of a game against Kentucky with a rib strain, causing a ton of controversy.Gamecocks coach Steve Spurrier initially expressed a lot of displeasure with Clowney sitting out a game with an injury that most players play through, and hinted that Clowney has been taking plays off this season. Later, however, Spurrier retracted this sentiment, praising Clowney for all that he has already done for the program.What this brings us back to is the endless debate of how much an unpaid college athlete should leave out on the field, when millions of dollars from a top NFL draft pick are right on the horizon.One side of the argument might say star college athletes’ only inspiration for playing is to prove their values to professional teams (and, of course, that whole education thing, but since when was that ever the interest of anybody?) and improve their stock in the draft. However, how can an NFL team trust your work ethic and want to draft you if you aren’t showing the competitive desire to play?If Clowney plays and gets hurt, his draft stock goes kaput. After all, it was just last season that the Gamecock star saw his former teammate, then-junior running back Marcus Lattimore, suffer a horrifying knee injury and drop millions of dollars in draft position. However, if he stays on the sidelines, or plays with reduced effort, he gives off the vibe he is a me-only guy, someone who does not have the best interest of his team.My solution: The NCAA has to either pay athletes based on the revenue they generate or rework its insurance policy. Currently, the only way you get any compensation for a terrible injury is if it ends your career. By these rules, Lattimore, who will never be the same explosive player he once was, and potentially not make as much money, still is not entitled to a settlement because he was still able to work toward a professional career after going through rehab. If Clowney were to suffer an injury that would be so terrible he can never make it in the pros, he would receive the maximum settlement from the Exceptional Student-Athlete Disability Program of $5 million, compared to the average $21.2 million contract the top three picks signed in 2012.With college athletes not getting paid and not having much in the form of insurance, final years like Clowney’s are going to become increasingly common. Players will be looking ahead to the NFL, making their primary concern keeping themselves in one piece. College games will lose grit and passion, as the players become more and more complacent.Can you really blame a top prospect for sitting out games, either? Redshirt-junior Ohio State cornerback Bradley Roby has taken himself out of the first round in many mock drafts with his underwhelming performance this season. Last year, former USC quarterback Matt Barkley chose to stay for his senior year, because he likely would have been drafted behind two of the biggest quarterback prospects in a decade. He ended up being taken in the fourth round of one of the weakest quarterback drafts in some time because of his poor senior year.Clowney’s cautious performance is a sign of things to come for any players with an inevitable NFL future, as long as their only hope to make a living out of the sport they built their life around is to make it through their college years unscathed. It’s hard to be a fan of this attitude, and I’m sure NFL teams aren’t either, but college athletes are here for the same reason every student is: to build necessary career skills and make your way into the professional circuit. If they have to play it safe in order to make a living later, that is what many will choose to do.And, to be honest, I cannot blame them at all for that. read more

HOT OFF THE PRESS Read Wilmington Senior Centers October Newsletter

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Read the Wilmington Senior Center’s October 2018 Newsletter HERE.Highlights from the latest “Buzzell Buzz” include:Notes from Elderly Services Director Terri MarcielloInformation on the Community Teamwork’s Fuel Assistance ProgramInformation about upcoming events, including: Fire Safety & Prevention Month Event; Meditation Classes; Grand Opening of “Our Moment Cafe;” Visit to Wilmington Arts Council; the Buzz Book Club; the Caregivers Support Group; Wilmington Has Talent Holiday Edition; Fire & Fall Prevention Program; Homestead Seminar; Game Night; Pumpkin Decorating; and Doris’ Craft CornerInformation about: Birthdays, Condolences, Guess Who Contest?, and Get Well Wishes.The Senior Center’s October Calendar of EventsLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedHOT OFF THE PRESS: Read Wilmington Senior Center’s September NewsletterIn “Community”HOT OFF THE PRESS: Read Wilmington Senior Center’s August NewsletterIn “Community”HOT OFF THE PRESS: Read Wilmington Senior Center’s July NewsletterIn “Community”last_img read more

Comilla youth chopped dead

first_imgA young man was chopped to death and two others injured in an attack allegedly by local Jaitya Party men over playing badminton at Darichar village in Homna upazila in Comilla on Friday night.Police said a group of young men, including Rubel, son of Warish Miah, was playing badminton in the night.At one stage, Munna, an activist of Ghagutia union unit of Jatiya Party, came to the spot and tried to forcibly join the game.However, Rubel protested the matter which led to an altercation.Following this, Munna called in his party leaders and activists to the badminton court.Later, Munna along with his party men, including president of Ghagutia union unit of Jatiya Party Malek Afsari, again engaged in an altercation with Rubel.At one stage, they hacked Rubel with sharp weapons, leaving him dead on the spot.Two other people also sustained injuries in the attack.Victim’s father Warish Miah filed a case on Saturday against 16 people with Homna police station in this connection, said officer-in-charge of the police station Rasul Ahmed Nizami.Police, meanwhile, arrested four people, including Malek Afsari, over the murder.last_img read more

Road crash kills 2

first_imgRoad accident illustration by Prothom AloTwo people were killed and four others injured when a bus rammed a pick-up van at Pakutia in Ghatail, Tangail on Monday, reports UNB.The deceased are Rezaul Karim Shyamol, 32 from Ghatail, Tangail and Kabir Hossain, 30 from Phulbaria, Mymensingh.The accident took place on Tangail-Mymensingh road when the Mymensingh-bound bus from Pabna hit the pick-up van coming from the opposite direction around 11:30 am, leaving a pick-up van passenger dead on the spot and five others injured, said Maksudul Alam, officer-in-charge of Ghatail police station.The injured were taken to Ghatail Upazila Health complex where doctors declared another dead.last_img read more

Senate Moderates Near Immigration Plan On Dreamers Wall

first_img Share APSenate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., left, and Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., right, walk outside the chamber during debate in the Senate on immigration, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. Schumer said on the Senate floor that “the one person who seems most intent on not getting a deal is President Trump.” (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)Senate moderates reached a bipartisan agreement Wednesday aimed at balancing Democrats’ fight to offer citizenship to young “Dreamer” immigrants with President Donald Trump’s demands for billions of dollars to build his coveted border wall with Mexico, participants in those talks said.It was unclear how the compromise would be greeted by Republican and Democratic leaders or the White House, or whether it could attract the 60 votes that will be needed to move through the closely-divided Senate. So far, no other package has emerged from either side that seems able to do that, leaving the debate’s outcome in doubt.The proposal was emerging as the Senate spent a third day of debate largely as it’s spent the first two — with the chamber floor mostly empty. Other than an initial roll call allowing formal debate to begin, there have been no other votes while party leaders talk behind the scenes about scheduling votes on specific proposals.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has said he wants the Senate to finish considering immigration legislation this week. It is unclear whether that will happen.Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said the moderates’ proposal would grant a 10- to 12-year route to citizenship for 1.8 million Dreamers, the same number Trump has suggested in his own wider-ranging proposal. Dreamers are young immigrants who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children and still have no permanent protection from deportation.Graham and Sen. Mike Rounds, R-S.D., said the plan would provide $25 billion over a decade for a wall and other border security measures, an amount Trump has requested. It would bar Dreamers from sponsoring their parents for citizenship — well short of a Trump proposal to prevent all legal immigrants from bringing parents and siblings to the U.S.The moderates’ measure does not end a lottery that distributes about 55,000 visas annually to people from diverse countries, as Trump has proposed.“The diversity lottery is kind of toxic politically because of some of the things said by the president made that really hard politics on the Democratic side,” said Graham, a reference to a vulgar description Trump used for people from African countries.The White House issued a written statement by Trump urging senators to back and his bill and “oppose any legislation that fails to fulfill” his “four pillars.” But the statement did not say Trump would veto a bill that fell short of his demands.A GOP bill tracking Trump’s proposal and backed by McConnell has been introduced and could receive a Senate vote soon.Few expect Trump’s plan to attract the 60 votes it would need to survive, but Rounds said he believed the moderates’ proposal could.If that happens, Rounds said, “We’ll allow the president to determine whether or not it moves in the direction that he wants.”Also in play is a more modest plan by Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Chris Coons, D-Del., and supported by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. It would let many Dreamers qualify for permanent residence and direct federal agencies to more effectively control the border by 2020. But it doesn’t offer a special citizenship pathway for Dreamers or make sweeping changes in legal immigration rules.In another statement, the White House said it opposes the McCain-Coons plan. It said the proposal would “increase illegal immigration, surge chain migration” — a term critics use to describe family-based immigration — and cause other problems.Democrats prefer a narrower approach that addresses “Dreamers” and border security. Schumer said that “the one person who seems most intent on not getting a deal is President Trump.” He said Trump “is trying to force his unpopular, hard-line immigration agenda down the throats of the American people.”McConnell said the president has “spelled out a fair and generous framework that will be necessary to earn his signature.”last_img read more