McConnell: Lawmakers shouldn't push for DACA deal this week

Democrats have thus far refused to consider any of those demands, pushing instead for passage of the Dream Act coupled with unspecified "border security" measures.

"We don't want to shut down the government".

The government stopped processing new and renewal applications in October, and waves of people were on track to begin losing the protections in March, which was the cutoff expiration date for last year's renewals. By doing so, Democratic leaders will check Trump's racist and elitist agenda by building a political wall between Congress and the White House. There were nine funding gaps between 1981 and 1994, but they occurred over weekends with minimal government disruption, according to the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, a Washington think tank.

No DACA citizenship. No chain migration. Almost a third of beneficiaries are estimated to live in California. As a result, individuals whose DACA protections expire later in the 2018 calendar year should consider seeking legal advice on the possibility of filing a renewal application.

Those assessing their renewal eligibility should know that, while requests for employment authorization based on DACA can be filed no more than 6 months in advance, DACA renewals have reportedly been filed and considered well in advance of 6 months.

On Capitol Hill, Democrats are being urged to let federal funding expire unless Republicans and President Donald Trump agree to extend the expiring Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

A bipartisan group of Republican and Democratic senators working to find a compromise to coincide with a looming spending bill vote on January 19, announced Thursday they had reached a tentative agreement on an immigration bill that addresses several issues, including border security and allowing young undocumented immigrants brought to the children and known as dreamers to permanently legalize their status.

Patty Schachtner beat GOP state Rep. Adam Jarchow to become the first Democrat to represent the 10th Senate District in at least 16 years. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Pat Leahy, D-Vt., grilled Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen over whether Trump used "profanity" or the "vulgar" word during the contentious meeting.

Since then, a hard-right flank of the Republican Party, led by White House senior adviser Stephen Miller and Cotton, pulled the president back from the center. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., were mistaken in indicating earlier that that was the case.

Trump's tweet drew a response from Sen.

"I'm just exhausted of voting for CRs", King said.

"I'm sorry you have to go through all of this", he told her.

Sen. Joe Manchin, a Democrat from West Virginia, said Tuesday he'll vote for a short-term spending bill without a plan to assist the immigrants facing possible deportation.

I was originally skeptical of DACA, since I didn't trust government officials, self-serving politicians or Obama-who, despite his eloquence and brilliance, deported an estimated 2.7 million undocumented immigrants-with the personal data of so many undocumented youth who applied, facilitating mass deportations with future administrations, such as the racist Trump administration. Joe Manchin, a red state Democrat from West Virginia, said on CBS's "Face the Nation".

On NBC's "Meet the Press", Sen. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., called Trump's remarks "unhelpful". "We're optimistic that we'll get a deal", Short said.

For all the debate, lawmakers in both parties are frustrated by the controversy Trump repeatedly has sparked as they head into a week under threat of a government shutdown. "The progressive movement who are going to be the boots on the ground for the Democrats to regain power" in November's midterm elections, she added, "are going to hold them accountable if they don't come through".

  • Leroy Wright