Immigration Fight Looks Tougher After Budget Debate

Republican leaders, top Democrats and President Donald Trump are all claiming big wins in the $400 billion budget agreement signed into law Friday. But the push to pass the massive legislation underscored enduring divisions within both parties, and those rifts are likely to make the next fight over immigration even more challenging.

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Pelosi Stands Ground on Budget Unless House Agrees to Dreamer Vote

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Md., broke the record for longest ever House floor speech Wednesday evening as she vowed to hold the floor — and oppose a two-year budget deal struck earlier in the day by Senate leaders — until Speaker Paul D. Ryan commits to the consideration of immigration reform legislation.

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Poll Shows US Less Divided on Immigration Than Congress

With the federal government partially shut down due to bickering over immigration policies, a new Pew Research Center poll shows that 74 percent of Americans favor granting permanent legal status to Dreamers, who were brought to the United States as children, and 60 percent oppose the Trump administration’s plan to “substantially expand the wall along the U.S. border with Mexico.”

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Political Opportunity of a Generation (and How to Blow It)

Unlike those who believe our democracy is under existential threat, I don’t think so. The guardians of the Bill of Rights are ensconced in their federal courtrooms and not going anywhere. But the political field is fertile, you could say fecund, for a new set of political representatives.

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Trump Suggests 2-Phase Immigration Deal for ‘Dreamers’

Seeking a bipartisan compromise to avoid a government shutdown, President Donald Trump suggested Tuesday that an immigration deal could be reached in two phases — first by addressing young immigrants and border security with what he called a “bill of love,” then by making comprehensive changes that have long eluded Congress.

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