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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 »

Trump Had Abrupt Change of Heart Before DACA Meeting

'WaPo' reports his pro-deal tone changed within a span of hours

(Newser) - "Durbin blew DACA," proclaimed President Trump in a tweet Monday night, the latest unraveling between the two men in the wake of Thursday's now infamous meeting on immigration. The Washington Post reports that before Trump allegedly spoke of "shithole" ( or "shithouse" ) countries, there... More »

Trump Says Durbin 'Blew DACA' With Accusation

The president also says the Democratic senator 'blew DACA'

(Newser) - President Trump is accusing Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin of misrepresenting the discussion on immigration during a recent meeting at the White House. And he says the Illinois senator is threatening prospects for a deal to protect certain immigrants, per the AP . Trump tweeted Monday: "Senator Dicky Durbin totally misrepresented... More »

GOP Senator on Trump: 'He Did Not Use That Word'

David Perdue defends president

(Newser) - Advocates of a program to protect young immigrants got a dose of good news with this White House decision , but then some bad news from the president himself. "DACA is probably dead because the Democrats don’t really want it, they just want to talk and take desperately needed... More »

Trump Administration, Under Court Order, Taking DACA Renewals Again

But won't be accepting new applications

(Newser) - Citizenship and Immigration Services says it's resumed accepting requests to renew a grant of deferred action under the Obama-era program that shields from deportation young immigrants brought to the US as children and who remain in the country illegally. The decision comes four days after a federal judge, in... More »

$33M Bezos Donation Will Send 1K Dreamers to College

Amazon CEO, wife make largest-ever donation to TheDream.US

(Newser) - On Thursday, the White House rejected a bipartisan deal to protect Dreamers—quickly overshadowed by the racist statement allegedly made by President Trump. On Friday, Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos announced a $33 million donation to provide 1,000 scholarships to DACA youth, the Wall Street Journal reports. According to the... More »

Judge Blocks Trump's Decision to End DACA

Feds say program is still illegal

(Newser) - A federal judge on Tuesday night temporarily blocked the Trump administration's decision to end a program protecting young immigrants from deportation. US District Judge William Alsup granted a request by California and other plaintiffs to prevent President Trump from ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program while their... More »

In Shift, Trump Backs Major Immigration Reform

First, fix DACA with 'bill of love,' then tackle larger issue, he tells lawmakers

(Newser) - President Trump convened an unusual 50-minute meeting of top Republican and Democratic lawmakers at the White House Tuesday and allowed reporters to stay for the whole thing. When all was said and done, Trump had suggested a two-part reform plan on immigration: First, fix the DACA program with a "... More »

As Jan. 19 Budget Deadline Approaches, 'It's a Mess'

President Trump to meet with Republicans, Democrats Tuesday

(Newser) - Simply put, "it's a mess," or so an unnamed person involved in Washington's attempt to come to an agreement on a long-term spending plan—something that has to happen by Jan. 19—tells CNN . The hangup isn't spending, but immigration, with Republican John Cornyn accusing... More »

Here's What Trump Wants in Deal to Protect Dreamers

$18B for a portion of his border wall, to start

(Newser) - President Trump is asking for $18 billion to fund a portion of his promised border wall in exchange for allowing hundreds of thousands of Dreamers—young immigrants brought to the US illegally—to stay in the country, the Wall Street Journal reports. According to the New York Times , the wall... More »

Supreme Court Deals Blow to DACA Defenders

Document disclosure blocked for now

(Newser) - The Supreme Court on Friday blocked for now a judge's order requiring the Trump administration to disclose all emails, letters, and other documents it considered in its decision to end a program protecting young immigrants from deportation, the AP reports. By a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court blocked an... More »

Pelosi, Schumer Bail on Trump Meeting After Tweet

President said he didn't 'see a deal'

(Newser) - The Washington Post calls it a "make-or-break" meeting, and it looks like it's officially broke: Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer have pulled out of a planned meeting Tuesday with President Trump that was to also be attended by Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell, reports USA Today . The five... More »

With Congress Back, GOP Has 6 Potential Problems

Half-a-dozen Republican senators are wavering on tax reform, enough to kill it

(Newser) - Congress returned to work on Monday after the holiday break, and the stretch between now and Christmas promises to be a chaotic one. The main issue is that Republicans want to have their tax-overhaul plan on President Trump's desk before the year is out. That would be dicey enough... More »

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