Trump Threatens Government Shutdown

President Trump said this week he would “totally be willing” to shut down the government if Congress does not approve at least $5 billion for his wall on the U.S.-Mexico border as part of a year-end spending deal. Congress is facing a Dec. 7 deadline to pass legislation funding the Homeland Security Department, the State… Read more »

Appeals Court Upholds DACA Continuation

A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld a lower court’s temporary order preventing the Trump administration from ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. President Trump last year ordered an end to DACA, the Obama-era program that protects more than 700,000 young undocumented immigrants from deportation. Earlier today, the 9th Circuit Court of… Read more »

House Rejects Compromise Immigration Bill

The House on Wednesday rejected a Republican immigration bill that would have offered young undocumented immigrants a path to citizenship, fully funded President Trump’s border wall and put an end to family separations at the Mexican border. The bill failed on a 301-121 vote despite the backing of Republican leaders and Trump, who tweeted that… Read more »

House Leaders Seek to Resolve DACA Feud

Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) is making no promises on whether the House can pass a compromise bill to protect more than 1 million young undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children. Ryan and GOP leaders have tried to sell the compromise bill to conservatives and moderate Republicans, but conservative lawmakers are still trying… Read more »

Omnibus Bill Unlikely to Include DACA Fix

Senate Democrats are unlikely to insist that the impending omnibus budget deal include protections for some 800,000 so-called Dreamers who came to the U.S. as children and now face deportation. President Trump announced last fall that he would let the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program expire in March unless Congress acted to extend… Read more »