Hopes for immigration deal fade

Sheryl Sandberg

The latest measure expires on Friday.

Dreamers are the an estimated 800,000 people who entered the United States illegally as children are eligible for DACA, like Tomas Evangelista of Auburn, California. But there are also disagreements over how to proceed within the Republican Party, which holds majorities in both the Senate and House of Representatives.

And Sanders, speaking with reporters at the White House on Tuesday, made it clear that they will blame Democrats if the government shuts down.

It was during Oval Office negotiations over a potential DACA replacement last week that, in the course of dismissing one deal negotiated by Senate Democrats and Republicans, Trump used a vulgar word to describe African countries and wondered why the USA doesn't get more immigrants from places like Norway. "He has not yet indicated what measure he is willing to sign", McConnell said. On Friday, he said pro-DACA plaintiffs in the several lawsuits he is handling can proceed with their legal claims that the administration's order to end the program stemmed from what he called "racial animus towards Mexicans and Latinos", as reflected in Trump's remarks during the 2016 campaign.

"We want to fix DACA in a balanced way so that we don't have the same problem down the road", Ryan said, adding that "good faith negotiations are underway" between congressional leaders from both parties who were scheduled to meet later Wednesday.

After Attorney General Jeff Sessions said September 5 he would rescind the program, Trump urged Congress to pass legislation.

"I'll vote to keep the government open", the West Virginia senator said. He said he pitched the idea to some of his Democratic colleagues about six months ago but got a cold reception.

Kelly met with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus in a meeting lawmakers described as cordial but revealed the two sides were as far apart as ever. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., who has been working with Democrats to pass a compromise spending bill, lamented that the debate has been sidetracked since Trump reportedly called Haiti and African nations "s--hole" countries during a White House meeting on immigration last week.

Eric Camacho, a DACA recipient since 2013 plans to graduate in May of this year with a master's degree in software engineering with a concentration in cyber security, said people who don't support DACA should listen to the stories of Dreamers to understand the difficulties that undocumented immigrants have to go through.

Prospects for a bipartisan agreement to protect young immigrants from deportation and prevent a government shutdown later this week faded Sunday as key lawmakers traded sharp accusations and President Donald Trump said hopes for a deal were "probably dead".

"There's still a lot to do", Short said. The deal had included a pathway to citizenship for the "Dreamers" that would take up to 12 years, as well as $1.6 billion for border security, including Trump's promised wall along the U.S. -Mexico border.

But if House Republican leaders can't find enough votes for a temporary spending bill, it will be because a combination of Democrats and Republican spending hawks wouldn't support it - complicating efforts to point fingers across the partisan aisle.

Schachtner's win is especially notable in Wisconsin, where Democratic numbers are at their lowest since 1971 in the state Senate and since 1957 in the Assembly.

"Continuing resolutions are hurting the readiness of our troops, endangering our troops, and for those of us defense hawks, we find it very hard to support CRs", Byrne said.

"I have been very patient with this line of questioning" she said. "Conservatives were also threatening to balk". The Senate came up with a bipartisan deal, and Trump blew it up.