Lawmakers in the United States have been wrangling to reach a budget deal that would prevent a government shutdown. One issue that has been looming over the negotiations is immigration. Congressman Adriano Espaillat maintains it's a separate issue.
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.
The US looks like it will avert a government shutdown after the House of Representatives passed a spending bill. The bill still needs to clear the US Senate where changes are expected to be made.
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.
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