Published: Thu, January 18, 2018
Hi-Tech | By Grace Becker

Congress Is Gridlocked On Negotiations To Avoid A Government Shutdown

Congress Is Gridlocked On Negotiations To Avoid A Government Shutdown

In another tweet on Tuesday, Trump blamed Democrats for the government shutdown threat. Both houses of Congress are scrambling to put together an immigration bill the president will sign before the clock starts ticking to kick these residents out of the country, a deadline former United States officials peg as this Friday. "No more unsafe Lottery".

However, the Secretary of Homeland Security trusted that Congress members will reach an agreement on the legislation that protects about 800 000 young undocumented immigrants brought by their parents during childhood, who are known as "dreamers".

The government is days away from a potential shutdown, and Congress is effectively gridlocked on negotiations over a spending bill.

The editorial ("Stop treating the Dreamers as bargaining chips") noted how the president had offered to sign a "clean" DACA extension while Congress worked through details of a more comprehensive immigration reform package in bipartisan fashion.

"It just shows everyone how broken and unfair our Court System is when the opposing side in a case (such as DACA) ... nearly always wins before being reversed by higher courts", the Republican president wrote on Twitter.

In a statement posted on its website, Citizenship and Immigration Services said, "Due to a federal court order, USCIS has resumed accepting requests to renew a grant of deferred action under DACA". She also said it would be "completely irresponsible" for Democrats to demand that a deal be tied to keeping the government funded.

Terminating work permits for the approximately 33,000 Dreamers in Florida would cost the state's economy $1.5 billion a year, according to, an advocacy group founded by technology industry leaders.

Program protecting young illegal immigrants 'probably' dead
Echoing dozens of Democrats, Lewis said he would not vote for any government spending measure until the dreamer issue is settled. Government funding expires midnight Friday without a deal in place, and some government functions will begin to go dark.

The House of Representatives could vote on the measure as early as Thursday, and if it passes, the bill would go to the Senate.

"I don't believe the Democrats really want to see a deal on DACA".

"I read those comments later last night, the first thing that came to my mind was very unfortunate, unhelpful", the Wisconsin Republican said Friday at the WisPolitics Luncheon in Milwaukee. "The Democrats are negotiating in good faith". Democrats also want Republicans to match military spending Trump and many GOP lawmakers are seeking with an equal increase in non-defense funding.

Perdue attended the meeting and called the comments as reported "a gross misrepresentation". The New York Times noted that these are candidates who may be eyeing presidential bids in 2020 and looking to establish a commitment to immigrant communities. "I stand behind every word that I said". "We need to do a DACA deal". But senators in that meeting with the president have confirmed it, with Sen. There were many pre-conditions the undocumented immigrants needed to meet in order to become enrolled in DACA, including having entered the US before they were 16 (and be younger than 31), be enrolled in school, hold a degree, or be in the military, and having a clean criminal record. Over 100 CEOs from the largest USA companies, including General Motors and Apple, urged Congress to get a deal done last week in an open letter.

Since then, a hard-right flank of the Republican Party, led by White House senior adviser Stephen Miller and Cotton, pulled the president back from the center. And only 15 percent favored deportation. Nationally, the group says, ending the program would siphon $460 billion from the USA economy over the next decade.

Republican Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado said he still thinks a deal can be struck.

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