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  1. daca
    DACA Gets Big Win in Court From Judge Who Thinks It’s IllegalThe never-ending legal drama around the program took a surprising twist on Friday.
  2. immigration
    ICE Arrests of Undocumented Immigrants Without Criminal Records TripleThrough targeted sweeps and “collateral arrests,” ICE is beginning to terrorize immigrant communities.
  3. immigration
    500,000 Undocumented New Yorkers Are Living in a City of Fear20,000 of the city’s immigrants have been identified for deportation since Trump took office. The rest worry they’ll be next.
  4. House Democrats Refuse to Take Bait on ‘Abolish ICE’ Vote Arranged by GOPRepublicans want to distract attention from their own immigration disagreements and burn a straw man, but House Democrats aren’t cooperating.
  5. Why the GOP Might Face More Humiliation on ImmigrationRepublican attempts to pass a bill were huge failures. But there’s always room to fail again.
  6. For House GOP, One Doomed Immigration Bill Down, One to GoThe House rejected the hard-core Goodlatte bill, and will likely kill the “compromise” bill too, which is DOA in the Senate anyway.
  7. We’re Getting a Taste of the Backlash Mass Deportation Would CreateKids in cages at the border have aroused the conscience of the country and put the GOP in a bind. Mass deportation of the undocumented would be worse.
  8. Trump Blows Up ‘Compromise’ House Immigration BillThe president has now positioned himself to the right of his hard-core immigration adviser, Stephen Miller, which is difficult to do.
  9. The House GOP Still Can’t Figure Out What It Wants on ImmigrationAnother day, another meeting, and another failure to achieve intraparty consensus on immigration, even as a forced vote looms.
  10. At the End of the GOP’s Immigration Battle Stands Stephen Miller With a Veto PenThe already long odds against passage of an immigration bill face the additional problem of a White House that may prefer outrage to accomplishment.
  11. Trump Evinces Interest in a ‘DACA for Wall’ DealAs moderates try to push protections for Dreamers through the House, the president suggests he could support a bill if it “includes a wall.”
  12. House GOP Factions Playing Chicken With Immigration, Farm BillPaul Ryan is caught in the middle as the House Freedom Caucus and key GOP moderates push conflicting paths on immigration bills.
  13. Farm Bill Defeated in House Over Food Stamp and Immigration IssuesHouse GOP lost Democratic Farm Bill votes by insisting on new SNAP work requirements. Then conservatives took it hostage over an immigration fight.
  14. Paul Ryan Scrambles to Block Vote on DREAM ActGOP moderates are five signatures away from forcing a House vote on legal status for Dreamers. The Speaker is trying to stop them.
  15. Why the U.S. House May Finally Pass an Immigration BillEndangered House Republicans from Latino-heavy districts are playing chicken with Paul Ryan — and indirectly the president — and may force a vote.
  16. John Kelly: Undocumented ‘Don’t Have the Skills’ to Assimilate Into U.S“They’re overwhelmingly rural people. In the countries they come from, fourth-, fifth-, sixth-grade educations are kind of the norm.”
  17. Scott Versus Nelson in a Spendy Sunshine State Slugfest for a Senate SeatScott’s money and Trump’s popularity (or lack thereof) make this a race that’s hard to predict.
  18. Yes, Romney the Presidential Candidate Was Right Wing on ImmigrationMitt Romney may be trying to pander to conservatives by talking tough on immigration. But that’s something he’s been doing for a long time.
  19. Alexander and Murray’s Bipartisan Obamacare Alliance DisintegratesWhen Obamacare stabilization measures reached their moment of truth, bipartisanship ceased and the GOP agenda took over.
  20. The 8 Zaniest Things About Trump’s Flipping and Flopping on the OmnibusWhether or not Trump is just pitching a fit, or blowing up months of negotiations, it’s all very … wacky.
  21. Congress to Vote on 2,232-Page Spending Bill Before Ink Is DryMore than halfway through fiscal year 2018, Congress still can’t fund the federal government in an orderly and timely manner.
  22. dreamers
    Meet Catalina Cruz, the Queens Dreamer Running for Office“Did we go through everything we went through for you to be mediocre?”
  23. SCOTUS Hands Trump Temporary Setback on DACA CancellationThe March 5 deadline set for DACA’s demise is now a dead letter as the Ninth Circuit and then perhaps SCOTUS will review Trump’s action.
  24. Trump’s Position on Dreamers Is Indefensible — and He Knows ItThe president’s whole plan is to hold the Dreamers hostage and lie about what he’s doing. The media can’t let him get away with it.
  25. Senate Votes Down Every Immigration ProposalTrump’s own proposal and a bipartisan compromise that he angrily opposed both went down in the Senate.
  26. Team Trump Fighting Immigration CompromiseEven as a bipartisan bill emerges that might get 60 Senate votes, the administration is opposing it stridently.
  27. A Dreamers-for-Wall Deal Could Pass the Senate — If Trump Lets ItA bipartisan group of senators just struck such a deal. But Trump is (reportedly) unwilling to compromise on cuts to legal immigration.
  28. Will Trump Make or Break an Immigration Deal?The odds of any legislation making it through the abattoir of both houses of Congress is limited at best — unless Trump gives Republicans cover.
  29. In Defense of the ‘Dumbest Shutdown’The spending deal that Rand Paul held up for a few hours was pretty dumb, too.
  30. backwards and in heels
    Nancy Pelosi Defended Dreamers for 8 Hours in 4-Inch HeelsIn a record-setting speech on the House floor.
  31. Pelosi’s ‘DACA-buster’ Speech Likely a Record-Setter for the HousePelosi can’t stop a spending deal that excludes DACA. But she can talk about it.
  32. Trump Picks Up Shutdown Threat Over Immigration After Democrats Drop ItLook who’s threatening to shut down the government now.
  33. Even a Healthy McCain Couldn’t Broker a Good Immigration Deal in the Trump EraMcCain’s vision of comprehensive immigration reform is missed in Washington, but wouldn’t prevail in this Congress.
  34. Congress Is Sleepwalking Toward Its Next CrisisMaybe one more stopgap spending bill can be enacted, but then that’s it.
  35. Trump Has Lost the Upper Hand in the Immigration FightThe president took hostages that he’s unwilling to shoot. Now, the Dreamers’ allies have no reason to pay his ransom.
  36. The Dispute Dividing the GOP in the Debate Over ImmigrationSenate Republicans are resisting the House–Trump effort to force restrictions in legal immigration into a deal with Democrats. But maybe not for long.
  37. How Trump’s Immigration Proposal Could Be Trouble for DemocratsTurns out Americans are much more open to restrictions on legal immigration than they are to deporting Dreamers.
  38. Trump’s Surprise Immigration ProposalThe White House presented the outline of a deal — amnesty for Dreamers, but big asks — that might just make everyone mad.
  39. Marco Rubio’s Endless Drift to the Right on Immigration Policy ContinuesEver since he was wrong-footed by conservative opposition to the Gang of Eight bill, Rubio has fought to look “strong” on immigration.
  40. Democrats Officially Lost the Shutdown FightBy starting a shutdown he couldn’t sustain, Schumer showed his (losing) hand. Now, he’s preparing to back a budget that does nothing for Dreamers.
  41. 5 Reasons an Immigration Deal Will Be Crazy Hard to AchieveWhat might be America’s thorniest domestic policy issue just keeps getting more complicated.
  42. First Post-Shutdown Poll: Trump, Democrats Share the BlameImpressions of the shutdown will change and fade, but for now it doesn’t look like the Democrats fared that badly.
  43. Government Shuts Down After GOP Spending Bill Fails in the SenateLawmakers said they’re still talking, but the midnight deadline passed without a deal on spending or DACA.
  44. Leaked Memo Shows White House Doesn’t Really Want a Dreamer DealStaffers at the Justice Department and Homeland Security blasted last week’s bipartisan proposal as a plan to “cripple border security.”
  45. House GOP Passes Spending Bill Aimed at Shifting Shutdown Blame to DemocratsSince real negotiations have failed, the government is probably shutting down on Friday — and now it’s all about the blame game.
  46. Why the Trump Administration’s DACA Policy Is IndefensibleTrump does not want to deport the Dreamers — he only wants to torture them until Congress agrees to pass legislation it otherwise wouldn’t.
  47. Blame-Game Lessons From the Last Government ShutdownResponsibility can be pinned on one party if there’s evidence to support it — but the effect may be ephemeral.
  48. How Trump’s ‘Sh*thole’ Remark Could Help Provoke a Government ShutdownIt gives Democrats a perfect excuse to draw a hard line on immigration.
  49. Trump Rejects Bipartisan Dreamers DealThe president demands an immigration bill that can win Democratic support — and make all of his far-right friends happy.
  50. the law
    Trump Ending DACA Was Never About the Law. A Federal Judge Noticed.The administration didn’t offer much legal justification for killing the program. Now a court has ordered that protections for Dreamers be restored.
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