Government Shutdown Looms

As reported by Reuters

The Republican-controlled House of Representatives approved the stopgap spending measure late on Thursday, but it has been sidetracked in the Senate by a dispute over immigration. The House had planned to recess later on Friday for a weeklong break but members were warned they could be called back for votes.

Democrats have demanded the bill include protections from deportation for 700,000 young undocumented immigrants. Those children, known as “Dreamers,” were brought into the United States as children, largely from Mexico and Central America, and given temporary legal status under a program started by former President Barack Obama. Many have been educated in the United States and know no other country.

In September, Trump announced he was ending the program and giving Congress until March 5 to come up with a legislative replacement.

Donald Trump created the monster that he now uses as leverage to get funding for a wall on the countries southern border. He did not have to end DACA.

Read more at Reuters

Posted on 01/19/2018, in politics and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

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  3. Daca was started by Executive Order. tRump ended DACA by E.O., and he can start it back up again any time by E.O. So his claim of wanting to help the dreamers is a lie. I.C.E. just deported a husband and father who was brought to this country at age 10, lived a good life, married , had children, good worker, good family, never in trouble, paid taxes, and was deported to Mexico this week. As for the Chip program, Mitch McConnell could have brought a chip bill to the senate floor at any time and according to Bernie Sanders the vote would have been 90 or more in favor. There was a bipartisan bill that would have solved all these problem and keep the government in funding that tRump had prior pledged on TV to sign, and that same tRump blew all of that up at the urging of his most ardent anti-immigrant flunkies. So if the government shuts down, the republicans own it. They are in charge of both the presidency and congress. They are in charge, and if something is broken, they own it, they need to take the heat for it. Be well. Hugs

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    • Scottie,
      ABSOLUTELY! What Trump did to DACA is create the very conditions he now uses like a kidnapper demanding ransom. Trump did not have to terminate that program and like you said, he could restore it by Executive Order in a heart-beat. What’s happening with CHIP is another demonstration on how Trump is going after America’s children. It’s the old Mafia gang-like control — if they can’t persuade the adults to do what they want, hurt those they love. He wants to bully voters into supporting him, but support that is forced on the threats of the lives of family, isn’t support at all.

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    • Scottie,
      ABSOLUTELY! What Trump did to DACA is create the very conditions he now uses like a kidnapper demanding ransom. Trump did not have to terminate that program and like you said, he could restore it by Executive Order in a heart-beat. What’s happening with CHIP is another demonstration on how Trump is going after America’s children. It’s the old Mafia gang-like control — if they can’t persuade the adults to do what they want, hurt those they love. He wants to bully voters into supporting him, but support that is forced on the threats of the lives of family, isn’t support at all.

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