DACA was a done deal until Trump's ego came into the equation

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Democrats have said they want a spending bill that protects the Dreamers, mostly Hispanic young adults.

Regarding DACA, the president reiterated that he was working toward a deal, but that Democrats were not helping.

A deal between President Donald Trump and Congress to protect young immigrants from deportation remained distant Tuesday, as House Republicans leaders shifted to a painful backup plan: crafting a stopgap funding bill that would merely delay the threat of an election-year shutdown.

On Saturday morning, Trump tweeted, "I don't believe the Democrats really want to see a deal on DACA".

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the end of the DACA renewal program in September 2017 placing about 800,000 people collectively referred to as Dreamers in jeopardy of deportation. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., to hear, he added that he'd sign it as long as it was a good bill.

Republicans will need at least nine Democratic votes to push a spending package through the Senate, which the GOP controls 51-49.

Additionally, NBC's Leigh Ann Caldwell reported Tuesday afternoon that the CR will likely include a five-year suspension of the medical device tax and a one-year delay for both the health insurance tax and the Cadillac tax.

Department of Homeland Security police guard the entrance to the Los Angeles Immigration Court building where protesters gathered following a rally by supporters of United States born daughters of undocumented Romulo Avelia-Gonzalez, who was arrested by ICE agents last week, in downtown Los Angeles, California on March 6, 2017. He said initial indications were that "spending limits are so high that any Republican should blush". Lawmakers and aides initially said it was received well, raising hopes that a potential shutdown would be sidestepped with relative ease.

"We will have to do something short-term", Ryan admitted last week during remarks at the University of Wisconsin-Milwuakee.

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The backlash over one word is threatening to derail weeks of talks on DACA, the law protecting thousands of undocumented immigrants brought to America as children.

That ruling came down hours after a meeting between Trump, U.S. House Appropriations Committee members and the Homeland Security Subcommittee to discuss DACA, which appeared to end with optimism from both the president and those attending the meeting. "Feeling that this country is against them, and not just immigrants but you know, those who are married to them, the children, the parents of immigrants, close community members, close friends, employers, neighbors". "We want chain migration fixed for the immigration system".

A DACA proposal by a bipartisan group of senators late last week only compounded the problem, he said.

A federal judge in California on Tuesday ordered the Trump administration to continue processing DACA renewal applications.

DACA is an Obama-era program that began in 2012. It was unclear whether the House Republican leadership would get enough votes to pass the measure in that chamber.

"We've heard that before and it never happens", Schumer said last week. "They have a responsibility", Hoyer said of the GOP.

"There has been no deal reached yet on the future of DACA in the Senate".

Democrats, however, were concerned, that any metrics for border enforcement success could be manipulated in a manner that would lead to an unachievable path to citizenship. Cotton issued a statement with Sen.

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