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Flake Signals Deal to Vote on DACA Proposal Measure could come to the Senate floor with or without Trump’s backing

Jan 20, 2018...Senators left the Capitol early Saturday morning hoping that an agreement hashed out after midnight would win enough support to get the votes to keep the government shutdown from extending to the workweek.

Schumer: GOP Majority Has 17 Days to Reach Deal on DACA

Jan 22, 2018...Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., chided President Donald Trump for not being “willing to take yes for an answer” and rejecting two bipartisan deals on DACA. After his speech on the Senate floor Monday afternoon, enough Democrats voted to end a filibuster and approve a key procedural hurdle clearing the way for a three-week stopgap funding measure to reopen the federal government.

Graham’s DACA, Military Plan at Odds With Leadership ‘We should take care of the DREAM Act kids now, not wait till March 5’

Jan 17, 2018...Sen. Lindsey Graham said Wednesday he believes Congress should address the program that covers immigrants brought illegally to the country as children before it expires later this year.

Schumer, McConnell at Crossroads on DACA

Jan 9, 2018...The Senate leaders appeared to have different strategies for how to handle next steps an immigration program known as DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). Democrats want a plan added to a spending bill to keep the government open past Friday, Jan. 19, while Republicans want the two issues handled separately.

Ryan, Pelosi Disagree on DACA Solution

Jan 11, 2018...During their weekly briefings on Thursday, Speaker Paul D. Ryan said “security measures” need to accompany a DACA solution, while House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said it’s urgent to have a deal soon.

Democrats Won’t Support CR Without DACA Deal, Hoyer Says On Trump: ‘What he does is racist. If what you do is racist, you certainly qualify for being a racist.’

Jan 16, 2018...Democrats are unlikely to support a stopgap spending bill this week without protections for young undocumented immigrants known as Dreamers, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer said Tuesday.

Ryan Tries to Thread the Needle on DACA Solution Speaker calls immigration measure by Rep. Bob Goodlatte ‘a good bill’

Jan 11, 2018...Updated 4:22 p.m. | An immigration deal to protect young undocumented immigrants from deportation will be bipartisan, Speaker Paul D. Ryan said Thursday. But the Wisconsin Republican left the door open to voting on a bill that is not expected to draw Democratic support.

Judge Temporarily Blocks Trump’s DACA Plan Program must remain in place as lawsuits run their course, judge rules

Jan 10, 2018...A federal judge temporarily blocked the Trump administration’s attempt to end the deferred action program for young undocumented immigrants that protects them from deportation.

Blaming Dems, Trump Says DACA Deal Likely ‘Dead’ President also doubles down on ‘merit-based’ immigration

Jan 14, 2018...President Donald Trump on Sunday declared a deal on the DACA immigration program likely “dead,” tweeting his view that Democrats don’t really want one.