Sunday, February 18, 2018

What's Next for DACA?

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After a series of failed votes on Thursday, Senate Republicans doubt they'll revisit the issue soon—but not never.
After dedicating three days of floor time and casting a grand total of four votes on different proposals to address the precarious future of 700,000 unauthorized immigrants who were brought to the country as children, the United States Senate is taking a week off. And when lawmakers return from their holiday, most Republicans say they’ll be ready to move on to other issues.
“I don’t see us coming back to it for some weeks,” North Carolina Republican Thom Tillis said Thursday afternoon. “I mean, when we get back, we have the spending bill that’s going to consume time ... So we come back the week after next. I know that we have a banking bill. We’ve got a lot of nominations. We’ve got a lot of other work we need to do.”
That was a common refrain among his colleagues after the chamber voted down all four pieces of legislation they considered that would have dealt with immigration and border security.
On Thursday afternoon, a bipartisan bill drafted by a large working group of senators who call themselves the “Common Sense Caucus” failed to get the 60 votes needed to advance the measure in the legislative process, falling on a vote of 54-45. President Donald Trump’s more conservative immigration bill, which would have cut legal immigration by nearly 40 percent while offering a pathway to citizenship for about 1.8 million Dreamers, performed the most poorly among the options the chamber considered, failing on a vote of 39-60.
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What's next for 'Dreamers' after Senate immigration bills fail?

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