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Podcast: Immigration Imbroglio
CQ on Congress, Episode 86

Immigration rights demonstrators prepare to march from the White House to the Trump Hotel and the Justice Department to oppose President Trump's decision to end the DACA program for "dreamers" on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

CQ immigration reporters Camila DeChalus and Dean DeChiaro dig into the complications of finding an agreement to safeguard immigrants with special protections while funding a border wall demanded by the Trump administration.

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10 Issues Congress Faces in January
Budget, DACA, health care, sexual harassment on to-do list

Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will be among the Hill leaders negotiating deals on a host of major issues confronting Congress in January. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

As the second session of the 115th Congress kicks off Wednesday, lawmakers are confronted with a daunting January to-do list full of issues they punted on in 2017.

Typically, January is a slow legislative month leading up to the party caucuses’ annual retreats, where lawmakers formally develop an agenda for the year. House and Senate Republicans will hold a joint retreat from Jan. 31 to Feb. 2 at the Greenbrier resort in West Virginia, and House Democrats will huddle the following week in Cambridge, Maryland.

Ryan Appears to Give Up on Repealing SALT Deduction
‘We don’t anticipate a big deficit effect from this tax reform,’ speaker says

Speaker Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., appears ready to give in on keeping part of the state and local tax deduction. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Speaker Paul D. Ryan appears ready to let go of his wish to repeal the state and local tax deduction.

“I think there’s a way of addressing the concerns that members have,” the Wisconsin Republican said Wednesday at a Reuters Newsmakers event.

Rep. Ruben Kihuen on His Journey From Undocumented Immigrant to Congressman

Ruben Kihuen came to the U.S. from Mexico with his parents when he was 8 years old. After they overstayed their visa, they fell into undocumented status. Today, he’s a Democratic congressman for Nevada’s 4th District, and Roll Call sat down to hear about that journey.

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Meet the 10 Members of House Republicans’ DACA Task Force
Group holds varying immigration views, making road to compromise difficult

House Republicans want to ensure any legislation replacing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, would have the support of the majority of their conference before it goes to the floor.

That’s why Speaker Paul D. Ryan formed a task force featuring a cross section of Republicans who serve on committees with jurisdiction over immigration and border security to come up with a plan the conference can support.

Ryan’s Immigration Task Force Searches for DACA Solution