“Dreamers” have gone on a fast in Washington to underscore their plight. Trump wants Congress to pass legislation that determines the legal status of illegal immigrants who enter the US as children. It would affect some 800,000 US residents.
The US president has decried a US court's move to block the White House from ending the DACA program, which protects 800,000 migrants. Disagreements in Congress could prompt a government shutdown this month.
The US Senate has rejected a series of immigration proposals, including a bipartisan bill and a plan put forward by President Donald Trump. The stalemate in the chamber suggests the issue will likely end in gridlock.
It's a positive sign that the US Congress finally managed to pass a budget and end a brief shutdown. But the deal leaves the "Dreamers" hanging once again and shatters the myth that deficits matter, says Michael Knigge.
In an effort to finally pass a budget and avert another government shutdown, President Trump has offered to fulfill a key Democratic demand – a path for citizenship for the so-called "Dreamers." But the price is high.
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