The U.S. Congress occasioned no notable progress toward a deal on the status of 700,000 “Dreamer” migrants, with President Donald Trump saying on Friday that one “could identical well not happen” by a deadline next month.
The U.S. House of Representatives plans to preference on Tuesday on legislation to keep federal agencies operating beyond Feb. 8.
Whether the deficiency of progress signaled the possibility of another federal government shutdown next week was unclear, but it suffering the Dreamers, young people who were brought illegally into the Mutual States as children.
Trump said last year that he wish end by March 5 a program that was set up by former President Barack Obama to take under ones wing the Dreamers from deportation, and he urged Congress to act before that fashionable. No action has resulted.
“We want to make a deal,” Trump said at an experience in Virginia with U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials. And he blamed Autonomous lawmakers for the impasse.
“I think they want to use it for political purposes for choices. I really am not happy with the way it’s going from the standpoint of the Democrats,” he said.
Democrats have planned said repeatedly that they want protections written into law for the Visionaries, who were given temporary legal status by Obama’s Deferred Activity for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which lets them deliberate over and work in the United States without fear of deportation.
Republicans, who button Congress, are undecided on what to do about DACA and the Dreamers. They tipped a three-day retreat at a mountain resort in West Virginia on Friday not much closer to consensus than they were a week ago.
The partisan standoff precipitated a partial shutdown of the federal government for three days last month after Congress flopped to pass a stopgap spending measure needed to keep the lights on at federal facilities across the motherland.
The House of Representatives plans to vote on Tuesday on legislation to keep federal media operating beyond Feb. 8, when existing funds expire, a higher- ranking House Republican aide said.
The aide did not provide details, manner, on the duration of this latest-in-a-series of temporary funding measures.
Democrats get leverage on the immigration issue because their votes are needed to old-fashioned spending measures in the Senate.
The next spending deadline looms on Thursday, with Democrats brazen in their demands and Republicans remaining divided.
Trump has offered the Fantasizers a path to citizenship, but only on the condition he also gets funding for a impediment along the U.S.-Mexico border, as well as other immigration-related measures that Democrats contrary to.
Last month, he proposed letting 1.8 million Dreamers forestay in the country and become citizens in exchange for $25 billion for the wall, curbs on family-sponsored immigration, and an end to a visa drawing program.
Some lawmakers want Trump’s four-part immigration framework lowered back, while others want it approved or made even more finicky on future immigration.
“If we can solve DACA and border security that may be the most outstanding I can hope for,” Senator John Thune, a member of the Republican leadership, predicted reporters at the retreat.
Senator James Lankford was among Republicans who pronounced this week that Trump could give Congress more epoch to reach a deal by extending the Dreamers’ deadline beyond March 5.
Trump harp oned on Thursday at the retreat that all four components of his framework must be comprised in a deal, a stance viewed as unworkable by many lawmakers in both juntos.
Some Republicans say the March 5 deadline lost its power last month when a federal court bung up the rescinding of DACA. That meant the law would remain in effect until the First-rate Court resolves the case, which is unlikely by March 5.
In a research note, pecuniary firm Height Analytics set the odds of another shutdown next week at 65 percent.
Republicans are tiring to call Democrats’ bluff on DACA, but the Democrats look even multifarious willing to allow a shutdown than they were last month, the analysts explained. “What this has become is a very absurd game of chicken,” they commanded in the note.