Congress's disapproval rating hits 68%.
(KGTV and Wire Services) - Dreamers remain in limbo Monday, in light of an end to the government shutdown approaching without a solution for the DACA program. It reached a solution that's in the best interests of the vast majority of its constituents, not the extremist wings of both parties. Blame was spread among all involved. "Big win for Republicans as Democrats cave on Shutdown", he wrote on Twitter. Schumer has been criticized by not just Republicans, but also Democrats who believe he caved too soon on reopening the government, with some anxious that it could risk damaging the debate over DACA.
Around three dozen senators, evenly divided among Republicans and Democrats, planned to meet late Wednesday in what No. 2 Senate GOP leader John Cornyn of Texas said was a chance to "get people thinking about a framework that might actually work".
US senators expressed differing expectations on Tuesday for what Congress might produce on thorny immigration topics, one day after a government shutdown ended on a promise of Senate action to protect young immigrants and boost border security.
Congress is moving forward with a bipartisan plan to address both border security and undocumented immigrants benefiting from the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
The DACA program has been politicized. As a two-time chair of Senate Republicans' campaign arm, he's been a vocal proponent of welcoming minorities into the party, and beat his Democratic opponent's performance with Latino voters in his 2014 re-election bid.
Flake said Sunday night he was now a "yes" on the funding bill and it was his hope that six or seven more moderate Democrats would come on board to get the continuing resolution over the finish line - to 60 votes - to end the shutdown.More news: Emotional Photos From Dolores O'Riordan's Funeral Will Melt Your Heart
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Anti-immigration concern runs deep with the Republican Party today. Republicans want to erase the cuts for defense. GOP senators even said Schumer indicated he could offer a much larger sum toward both the border wall and a border security package. He's also called for changes to legal immigration laws as well. For Democrats, and even some Republicans, a status short of citizenship could be a nonstarter. Another 14% in each party would allow illegal immigrants to stay in the USA but not have a path to citizenship.
The factions of the left who make their living by ginning up anger were always going to scream cave because they would view anything less than Trump signing a bill to keep the Dreamers in the United States as a failure, but that was never going to happen.
Eighty-four percent deemed the shutdown "mainly unnecessary" while only 13 percent called it as "mainly necessary", the survey showed. Numerous shutdown's full effects were less visible during the weekend, when much of the federal workforce would typically be off anyway. "The Dems have just learned that a Shutdown is not the answer!"
The move to hold out on passing a temporary funding bill is the latest in a showdown over immigration between the two parties.
Indeed, that's just what many of them have been doing. 68% of Americans now disapprove of the way Congress is handling its job, up seven points in the last week, higher than it has been in years.
Meanwhile, Republicans have their own concerns about the prospects of the immigration talks progressing.