The Big Deal

The Senate cannot agree on a bill to fix the immigration system, protect Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and solve a critical issue threatening government funding talks.

Four separate bills failed earn the necessary 60 votes to break a filibuster – including one containing border security funding and a DACA extension, one offered by a bipartisan group of moderates, and one backed by President Trump and immigration restrictionists.

What comes next: 

From The Hill’s Jordain Carney… “Where the Senate’s debate goes next is unclear, though Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) told reporters that both sides would keep talking ahead of the March 5 deadline. The Trump administration announced last year that they were ending DACA, which allows undocumented immigrants brought into the country as children to work and go to school. Under that decision Congress has until March 5 to pass a fix. But two court dates have thrown that into limbo.”

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