Sunday, December 24, 2017

Activists worry Democrats are giving up their best chance on DACA

By VOX, Dec. 21, 2017

Democratic leadership in the House and the Senate promised in September to hold the line on help for some unauthorized immigrants, refusing to vote on a December end-of-year spending bill unless it contained the bipartisan DREAM Act.

Now the line in the Senate appears to be breaking.

A number of red-state Senate Democrats facing re-election next year are not willing to shut down the government to force Republicans’ hands on an immigration deal by the end of the year. Democratic Senate leaders, including Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), say they don’t know if they have the votes to pressure Republicans to make a deal in the next week.

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