DREAM Act

DACA negotiations slow as Trump demands more than Democrats will give

DACA negotiations slow as Trump demands more than Democrats will give

Bipartisan negotiations over protecting so-called Dreamers from deportation have stalled over demands from President Trump and Republican lawmakers that any new law also include tougher measures on legal and illegal immigration.

The legislative impasse persists more than two months after Trump ordered a gradual end to an Obama administration program known as DACA, for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, to give Congress time to act on an alternative. Failure to reach agreement by December could jeopardize action on a separate government-funding bill, threatening a shutdown.

Under Trump’s DACA order in September, starting on March 6 nearly 700,000 people brought to the...

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