House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told reporters Thursday that Democrats want legislation to address the legal status of hundreds of thousands of people brought to the country illegally as children before the end of the year, but stopped short of saying she'd block a spending bill to keep the government open if it doesn't happen.
“I’ll have to see what the spending bill is,” Pelosi (D-San Francisco) said. “But I fully intend that we will not leave here without the Dream Act passing, with a DACA fix, and I’ve made that very clear.”
President Trump announced in September he would end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and gave Congress until March to come up with a legislative fix for recipients. The Dream Act is the Democrats' preferred fix, and it has multiple Republican co-sponsors.