In the span of a few hours on Thursday, prospects for a deal on immigration in Congress — including a solution for immigrants fearing the demise of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program — had gone from one senator calling negotiations “all peachy” to Donald Trump announcing he’s tired of helping people from “shithole” countries. What looked like a breakthrough day for DACA ended in limbo. Early in the afternoon, Republicans and Democrats sounded like they’d made progress.
Negotiations in Congress over the fate of the nearly 700,000 unauthorized immigrants who are losing their deportation protections and work permits as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program ends are beginning to seem like an oddity of physics. The closed-door talks among a handful of senators (led by Sens. Dick Durbin (D-IL), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Jeff Flake (R-AZ)) haven’t fallen apart — yet. But they’re moving at an impossibly slow rate.
@willwilkinson@AlexNowrasteh@paul_raich All of this seems to point to “John Cornyn and Kevin McCarthy need to ignore signals about what the president will sign and their own party’s extant bills, and make a deal that doesn’t cut overall immigration” as the actual next step to “how to get bills on the floor you like.”
@willwilkinson@AlexNowrasteh@paul_raich I’m sympathetic to the “who knows what Trump will say tomorrow” argument—I’ve been making it myself—but as long as Cotton is in the room, the options appear to be “try to find a deal Cotton will accept” or “hold firm and hope Trump starts ignoring him.”
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