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The Real Reasons Why the Government Shut Down

“Republicans, however, said the Democratic opposition was proof they wanted to shut down the government over immigration” writes Russell Berman for theatlantic.com. Pelosi promised immigration activists that Democrats would not leave for the year without addressing DACA, but Senate Democrats agreed just before Christmas to punt the fight to January.To entice Democrats to vote for a stopgap spending bill without an immigration deal—and to attack them if they didn’t—GOP leaders attached a six-year CHIP reauthorization. Source: theatlantic.com Share This:

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The Democrats’ DACA shutdown

“Republicans want DACA reform, which is an immigration policy, to be included in an actual immigration deal” writes Washington Examiner for washingtonexaminer.com. So, Democrats are demanding a non-germane policy provision, and won’t vote to keep the government open unless they get it.Some Republicans are also demanding a DACA fix, so what is clear is that DACA advocates are shutting down the government to gain leverage for their unrelated policy. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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Mitch McConnell asks Democrats to support funding: ‘Stop the wild goose chase’

“McConnell so far has rejected a call by Democrats to take up a four- or five-day spending bill that would give lawmakers a chance to come up with a deal on immigration and legalizing Dreamers” writes Susan Ferrechio for washingtonexaminer.com. McConnell accused Democrats of favoring a fast remedy for illegal immigration over the need to keep the government, including the military, fully funded. “Apparently they believe the issue of illegal immigration is more important than everything else,” McConnell said. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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White House: Democrats are ‘hellbent on getting a shutdown’

“White House officials blamed Senate Democrats for bringing Washington to the brink of a government shutdown on Friday, arguing Democrats have pushed to attach an immigration bill to spending legislation before such a policy is ready” writes Sarah Westwood for washingtonexaminer.com. “The bill is simply not ready,” budget director Mick Mulvaney said of the immigration deal Democrats and Republicans have spent this month negotiating. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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Government Closing Near as GOP Bill at Brink: Shutdown Update

“Temporary government funding runs out at midnight Friday and the House and Senate are seeking an agreement on a temporary extension” writes Bloomberg News for bloomberg.com. The last shutdown occurred in 2013 when Republican lawmakers unsuccessfully tried to eliminate funding for Obama’s signature legislative achievement, the Affordable Care Act. Source: bloomberg.com Share This:

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An Administration With No Credibility Cannot Lead

“President Trump convened a made-for-television summit at the White House and said he’d sign any immigration bill Congress passes” reports realclearpolitics.com. As McConnell noted in frustration Wednesday, he can’t orchestrate passage of an immigration bill unless he knows what Trump is willing to sign.An administration with no credibility cannot possibly lead. Source: realclearpolitics.com Share This:

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California attorney general threatens legal action if employers assist federal immigration raids

“California Attorney General Xavier Becerra warned businesses on Thursday to keep quiet when talking to federal immigration authorities or face legal ramifications” writes Katie Leach for washingtonexaminer.com. In response to the controversial law, Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Thomas Homan told Californians to “hold on tight” while vowing to “protect their communities.”. Under the new law, which seeks to prevent workers from being detained at their workplaces, businesses could face up to a $10,000 fine if they share information on their employees with federal authorities or grant them access to…

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John Kelly floated immigration deal without merit-based reform in ‘constructive’ meeting with Dems

“The White House later said, ‘No, the wall has to be part of it.’ But at one time, [Trump] was willing to deal with just two issues.’” Rep” reports washingtonexaminer.com. White House chief of staff John Kelly told members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus during a closed-door meeting Wednesday that President Trump may be open to signing an immigration bill that protects undocumented youth and boosts border security, but excludes steps to restrict family-based immigration. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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UPDATE: Hungary plans ‘Stop Soros’ laws…

“Budapest (AFP) – Hungary published details Thursday of tough anti-immigration laws named after “public enemy” George Soros amid a row over claims Budapest covered up a hike in refugee arrivals” writes Peter Murphy for yahoo.com. According to Orban the election will decide if Hungary stays a “land for Hungarians or becomes a country of immigration”. Source: yahoo.com Share This:

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