Democrats dig in on immigration, shutdown risk or no

President Donald Trump says a children’s health insurance program shouldn’t be part of a short-term budget deal. Trump favors making the program part of “a long term solution, not a 30 Day, or short term, extension!” Trump is referring to the Children’s Health Insurance Program, also known as CHIP House Republican leaders have included a six-year renewal in a short-term […]

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Big decisions await Congress on immigration

Before a potential government shutdown at midnight Friday night, a host of leftover Washington business is bottled up in Congress, waiting on a deal to prevent the deportation of young immigrants brought to the country illegally as children and an agreement on other immigration-related issues, including President Donald Trump’s long-sought U.S.-Mexico border wall. Lawmakers in both major parties are confronted […]

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Inside the tense, profane White House meeting on immigration

When President Trump spoke by phone with Sen. Richard J. Durbin around 10:15 a.m. last Thursday, he expressed pleasure with Durbin’s outline of a bipartisan immigration pact and praised the high-ranking Illinois Democrat’s efforts, according to White House officials and congressional aides. The president then asked if Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.), his onetime foe turned ally, was on board, […]

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As Shutdown Talk Rises

 President Trump’s incendiary words about immigration have dampened the prospects that a broad spending and immigration deal can be reached by the end of the week, raising the possibility of a government shutdown with unknown political consequences for lawmakers in both parties. Democrats facing re-election in states that Mr. Trump carried in 2016 fear that a government funding crisis, precipitated […]

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Trump declares dreamer program ‘probably dead’

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 Trump said hopes for a deal were “probably dead.” Negotiators spent last week seeking a solution that would shield young immigrants brought illegally to the United States as children, including the […]

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White House: No deal yet on immigration

A bipartisan group of senators working to resolve the status of young undocumented immigrants, border security and restrictions on legal migration has offered an opening bid on an agreement and is seeking support from fellow senators and President Trump. Six senators working on immigration issues “have an agreement in principle. We’re shopping it to our colleagues,” Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) […]

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Trump Hardens Immigration Stance Heading Into Shutdown Talks

President Donald Trump is hardening his demands for a deal to protect young undocumented immigrants from deportation, a dispute with congressional Democrats that hangs over talks this week to avoid a government shutdown. Any deal on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, must also forbid immigrants from sponsoring family members to join them in the U.S., end […]

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G-7 summit protesters rail against immigration, capitalism

As the Group of Seven summit wrapped up Saturday, thousands demonstrated in the streets, rallying around dozens of issues from immigration to capitalism and everything in between. Protesters likely numbered more than the up to 5,000 expected for the march, police said, a large amount for the 9,000-resident seaside resort community of Giardini Naxos adjacent to Taormina, the cliff-side town that hosted the gathering of […]

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A look at Trump’s executive order on refugees, immigration

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Friday that makes major changes to America’s immigration system, sparking confusion at airports, protests around the country and denunciations from leaders around the world. A look at what Trump ordered and the reaction: ___ NO ENTRY Trump’s executive order temporarily suspends all immigration for citizens of seven majority Muslim countries for 90 days. […]

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