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New shutdown deadline looms as Dems fight over dreamer slide
Could the immigration fight to derail to Finance any deal, the Federal government?
White house officials and top senators immigration prepare invoice for January, to the solution of the legal status of the so-called “dreamers.”
The plan comes after President Donald Trump repealed Obama’s DACA (Deferred action for Childhood Arrivals) program in September. DACA offered a deportation reprieve to illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children.
“Dreamers” refers to participants in the DACA program. The name derives from the DREAM (Development, Relief and Education for Alien minors) Act, which authorized a Federal government with a proposal to be offered protection measures, similar to DACA, but was from the Congress.
On Tuesday, the White house chief of staff John Kelly senators met with nearly a dozen, to discuss how much more of the U.S.-Mexico border Trump wants to be fenced in, in exchange for an offer on IF, Politico reported.
Kelly according to reports, the government also said a list of the border will address the protection and other measures as part of a wider immigration.
“We could not complete this product, this bill, until we knew where the administration was,” U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., said that Politically after the Tuesday session. “And that is why this meeting was so important.”
Both the administration and congressional Republicans insist that any deal be coupled to DACA would have with the immigration measures. Democrats are largely willing to compromise, as long as the proposals are not hardline.
4 dreamers arrested in NY @SenSchumer’s office. ICE contacted. 5 days on hunger strike in prison, in danger of deportation, challenging Schumer to block votes to confirm CR w/clean #DreamAct. Covered by dozens of local&nat’l outlets. No mention of @nytimes. #NoDreamNoDeal ~Kai pic.twitter.com/t7Gs97Zz1a
— Erika Andiola – #OurDream (@ErikaAndiola) December 20, 2017
But the deal is likely to wait until next year, despite pressure and even hunger strikes of progressive activists. U.S. sen Bernie Sanders’ former spokesperson, Erika Andiola, and several other dreamers were reportedly arrested after staging a sit-in at Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s office.
“4 dreamers arrested in NY @SenSchumer’s office. ICE contacted. 5 days on hunger strike in prison, in danger of deportation, challenging Schumer to block votes to confirm CR w/clean #DreamAct,” Andiola tweeted.
“Our belief is that, if this matter is not resolved this week, and it is not likely to be resolved — the coming of the omnibus, and the caps, we have a chance to be a part of finally, a cross-party package of things”, by mid-January, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., Politico said. “The closer we get, (the date in March), the more nervous I get, not to mention the way these young people feel. I’m sorry it’s so long.”
Flake Senate majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R said-Ky., will hold a vote until mid-January, shortly before the next possible date for the financing of the government.
Democrats suggested that you not raise the issue of immigration in December and the risk of a government shutdown, although several of the leading progressive voices in Congress, including U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., signaled that they would hold back their votes for each support measure, not on the output of the IF.
Lukas Mikelionis is a reporter for FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @Lukas mikelionis.