GOP leaders look to stopgap funding measure to avert shutdown

GOP leaders look to stopgap funding measure to avert shutdown

Lawmakers and other politicians were at odds Sunday about whether they think Congress will be able to reach an immigration deal amid the outcry over President Donald Trump's remarks about immigrants from certain countries last week.

Congress will continue wrangling over DACA because Republicans, though they control the House and Senate, need Democrats' votes to pass the government-spending bill given the number of Republicans who reflexively oppose any spending measures.

But those DACA supporters were less eager to force a shutdown over it, with just 46 percent saying they wanted to see the government funding bill blockaded, compared to 48 percent who said it wasn't worth the fight.

Critics said President Obama abused executive power by creating DACA. He said Durbin and Republican Sen.

Asked about charges of racism for his alleged slur, Trump said: "I'm not a racist".

Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) defended Democrats from Trump's claim that Democrats are not acting in good faith on DACA and the Dreamers.

"I can not believe that, in the history of the White House in that Oval Office, any president has ever spoken the words that I personally heard our president speak yesterday", Mr. Durbin said. "To no surprise, the president started tweeting this morning that he denied using those words".


The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced Saturday that it will accept renewal applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

According to a moment-by-moment report of the contentious White House meeting over immigration reform, the Washington Post is reporting that White House Chief of Staff John Kelly had President Donald Trump's ear and convinced him to scuttle a bipartisan deal on DACA. Marter said that can be confirmed by anyone who has dealt with both of the senators.

"We hope that sooner than March we can find a solution, that we don't have to wait to the very last minute", Rivera said. The president, in the meeting, also questioned the need to admit more Haitians to the USA, according to people who were briefed on the conversation but were not authorized to describe the meeting publicly.

The Republican senator, Lindsey O. Graham (S.C.), released a statement where she didn't explicitly confirm the use of "shithole" by Trump to refer to those countries but did backed up Durbin's account. Trump challenged Congress to come up with legislation relating to the Dreamers.

A bipartisan deal to resolve the Dreamers issue in return for changes demanded by Republicans in the way visas are allocated collapsed in acrimony Thursday over Trump's remarks, which were widely denounced as racist. "We're here to help the economy, the country, and we want what's best for the country", Salinas says.

The program allows almost 700,000 active DACA recipients to stay in the United States.

It also said it had blocked many hundreds more potential terrorists who tried to enter the country both legally and illegally. "They don't want security at the border, they don't want to stop drugs, they want to take money away from our military which we can not do".

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