The White House and GOP leaders said they would not negotiate with Democrats on immigration until the government was reopened, and White House officials boasted that Trump didn't reach out to any Democratic lawmakers during the shutdown.
The government reopened Monday night after President Trump signed a three-week spending bill that expires February 8 that Congress passed earlier in the day. The Trump administration announced in September that it would revoke temporary legal status and work permits granted to the DREAMers, ending an Obama-era program called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Tester said in a statement that the 17-day budget did not include any funding for community health centers that are important to his rural state, nor did the deal include additional resources for border security.
Just a day after Congress struck the deal, negotiations over DACA are not looking promising.
Congress also needs to agree on a long-term funding plan, which is thought to be close at hand, but there are several reasons why finding a bipartisan solution on immigration is far from easy.
Demonstrators appeared at the Park Slope, Brooklyn, building to push the senator for a legislative solution for recipients of the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which President TrumpDonald John TrumpDems flip Wisconsin state Senate seat Sessions: "We should be like Canada" in how we take in immigrants GOP rep: "Sheet metal and garbage" everywhere in Haiti MORE ended past year. Dick Durbin of IL is "unacceptable" to Trump.
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Sanders pushed back on allegations from Schumer and other Democrats that Trump was absent from negotiations over the weekend and never reached out to their side. That is the common name given to those who are in the USA illegally after entering the country as children.
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A funding bill easily passed after Senate Democratic leaders accepted a pledge by Republicans to hold a debate later over the fate of the Dreamers and related immigration issues.
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Trump did meet with six GOP senators on Monday to discuss "the next steps on responsible immigration reform".
Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., who has argued for tougher immigration standards, also echoed that sentiment. Susan Collins, a Maine Republican who helped convene the bipartisan senators over the weekend. Lindsey Graham of SC and Jeff Flake of Arizona and Democratic Sen. DACA now protects 690,000 people.
Schumer says he has withdrawn his offer to pay for the president's border wall, which he offered to the president during a White House meeting last Friday.
And, I haven't even broached President Donald Trump himself! Joe Manchin of West Virginia and the newly elected Doug Jones of Alabama.
Yet Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas) couldn't resist taunting Democrats: "Sure, they got a commitment from Sen. We have a lot to do". "I challenge every one of us to make the most of it". "And hopefully, we won't have problems like that in the future".
That shutdown lasted for two weeks as Republicans stuck to their guns, even though a majority of the United States population held a negative opinion of the move. Chuck Schumer, said after the compromise with the Republicans that "in a few hours, the government will reopen".
Amazingly, Democrats made a decision to follow the same lame playbook last week as time ran out before the Friday night deadline. What is apparent is that Democrats began the morning planning to dig in, and the tide turned fast behind closed doors.
"For the first time in five years, five years, we will finally debate and vote on immigration and DACA issues", said Sen.
"I intend to keep my word", the majority leader said.