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Trump Hits Mexico Again: 'Our Country Is Being Stolen!'

President calls on Democrats to agree to tougher border laws

(Newser) - President Trump unleashed a Twitter attack on Mexico over the weekend, and he picked up right where he left off on Monday morning. In multiple tweets, Trump said Mexico must do more to stop "caravans of people" heading into the US, blasted Democrats for weak border laws, and again... More »

No More Drugs or I'll Nix NAFTA, Trump Warns Mexico

Nation must 'stop the big drug and people flows, or I will stop their cash cow,' president says

(Newser) - President Trump took to Twitter on Sunday to issue a warning to America's neighbor to the south. "Stop the big drug and people flows, or I will stop their cash cow, NAFTA," Trump wrote, as CNBC notes, before he explicitly linked the renewed trade negotiations to his... More »

Sen. Kaine Says Trump Is 'Lying' or 'Delusional'

Virginia senator heats up DACA blame game

(Newser) - Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine fired back at President Trump Sunday over DACA's demise, which Trump blames on Democrats. "He is either lying or he is completely delusional,” Kaine says on CNN’s State of the Union, per Politico . "If President Trump believes in DACA, all he... More »

'Ridiculous Situation' Over: Trump Signs $1.3T Spending Bill

He said he felt he had to for the 'military,' but he's 'unhappy' about DACA and lack of funding for wall

(Newser) - He sent DC into a tizzy Friday morning by threatening to veto the $1.3 trillion spending bill that was passed by Congress, but by early Friday afternoon, President Trump said he'd sign off on the omnibus initiative after all, per CBS News . At a White House press conference... More »

Trump Stuns DC With Threat to Veto Budget Bill

He's upset it doesn't deal with Dreamers or his proposed border wall

(Newser) - Congress passed a last-hour spending bill early Friday, but the risk of a government shutdown remains: President Trump is threatening to veto the $1.3 trillion spending plan, reports the Hill . Trump complained that the measure doesn't address the fate of young, undocumented immigrants known as Dreamers and doesn'... More »

'Dreamers' Left Behind in $1.3T Budget Bill

'No bill of this size is perfect,' Ryan says

(Newser) - Congressional leaders finalized a sweeping $1.3 trillion budget bill Wednesday that substantially boosts military and domestic spending but leaves behind young immigrant "Dreamers," deprives President Trump some of his border wall money, and takes only incremental steps to address gun violence. With an end-of-the-week deadline to fund... More »

Supreme Court Rejects Trump Request on Dreamers

Justices won't intervene quickly, suggesting program may continue after deadline

(Newser) - Some good news for "Dreamers," though it could prove temporary: The Supreme Court has rejected the Trump administration's highly unusual bid to get the justices to intervene in the controversy over protections for hundreds of thousands of young immigrants. The justices on Monday refused to take up... More »

Trump Blames Democrats for Failing to Protect Dreamers

But he threatened to veto bipartisan bill

(Newser) - Lawmakers had three chances to protect Dreamers from deportation in the form of three separate bills voted on by the Senate on Thursday. None passed , and President Trump laid the blame on Democrats on Friday, the Hill reports. "Cannot believe how BADLY DACA recipients have been treated by the... More »

Bipartisan Immigration Bill for Dreamers Falls 6 Votes Short

Meanwhile, Trump-supported rival bill tanks

(Newser) - The Senate voted on four immigration bills Thursday, Reuters reports. All four failed, leaving hundreds of thousands of Dreamers to once again fear deportation. The toughest loss was a bipartisan bill written by eight Republicans, seven Democrats, and an Independent, which fell just six votes short of passing, according to... More »

Senators Reach Deal on Dreamers, Wall

Leaders hope to end showdown with Thursday vote

(Newser) - A group of senators reached a bipartisan agreement Wednesday aimed at balancing Democrats' fight to offer citizenship to young "Dreamer" immigrants with President Trump's demands for billions to build his coveted border wall with Mexico. Though the compromise was announced by 16 senators with centrist views on the... More »

Pelosi's Speech for Dreamers Breaks 109-Year-Old Record

House Minority leader spoke for over 8 hours

(Newser) - Nancy Pelosi staged a record-breaking, eight-hour speech Wednesday in an attempt to force a House vote on protections for the "Dreamer" immigrants—and to prove to an increasingly angry wing of progressives and activists that she has done all she could, the AP reports. Wearing four-inch heels and forgoing... More »

Trump Offers 'Breakthrough' on Immigration Deal

He's open to path to citizenship for Dreamers

(Newser) - President Trump says he wants Congress to have a deal on immigration and the border ready by the time he returns from the Davos forum in Switzerland—and he says he is open to the deal including a path for citizenship for DACA recipients. "We're going to morph... More »

Trump Taunts 'Cryin' Chuck Schumer'

Schumer withdraws border wall funding deal

(Newser) - President Trump has blown the best offer he is likely to get for border wall funding, Democrats say. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says an offer he made for wall funding in exchange for a DACA deal has been yanked, Politico reports. He says the offer was made around noon... More »

How a 'Talking Stick' Helped End the Shutdown

As President Trump crows about 'big win' for GOP

(Newser) - The government shutdown is over and hundreds of thousands of federal employees will be returning to work Tuesday—but with only a stopgap plan to fund the government in place until Feb. 8, they could end up furloughed again in the near future. In return for Democratic votes, Senate Majority... More »

GOP Senator Blames Trump Aide for Impasse

Government shutdown stretches into Monday

(Newser) - A deal to end the government shutdown before the beginning of the workweek failed Sunday night, meaning the first shutdown since 2013 will stretch into Monday—and possibly much longer. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Sunday night that a vote on a deal to fund the government through Feb.... More »

Trump Ad: Dems 'Complicit' in Murders by Illegal Immigrants

Dems are furious, even some Republicans are concerned

(Newser) - Just hours into the government shutdown, the Trump campaign released a video claiming that Democrats in Congress will be "complicit" in every murder committed by immigrants in the country illegally, the Hill reports. "President Trump is right—build the wall, deport criminals, stop illegal immigration now," the... More »

Bill Passes House, but Shutdown Still Looms

Senate Democrats are expected to kill it

(Newser) - A government shutdown starting midnight Friday is looking like a strong possibility: A short-term spending bill to avert a government shutdown was passed by the House Thursday evening, largely along party lines, but the measure appears unlikely to pass the Senate, Reuters reports. After a last-minute deal with the conservative... More »

Kelly: Trump Campaign Stances 'Uninformed'

He says the president's views on immigration are 'evolving'

(Newser) - After a year in office, President Trump's views on immigration are still "evolving," and some of the promises he made during his campaign were "uninformed," according to White House chief of staff John Kelly. Insiders tell the Washington Post that during a closed-door meeting with... More »

Sessions Takes 'Rare Step' With Court Request on DACA

Attorney general wants the Supreme Court to review judge's decision

(Newser) - The Trump administration is apparently so sure that a federal court it deems to be liberal will rule against it on DACA that it's taking the unusual step of simultaneously appealing to the Supreme Court. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday that the Justice Department will ask the high... More »

Dad of 2 Who's Too Old for DACA Protection Is Deported

39-year-old landscaper Jorge Garcia came to the US when he was 10

(Newser) - Jorge Garcia has lived in the US since he was 10, has paid all his taxes since he first got a job, and doesn't even have so much as a traffic ticket to his name, his supporters say—but on Martin Luther King Day, the 39-year-old landscaper and father... More »

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