DACA Likely Off The Table As Democrats Doubt They’d Get Long Term Protections

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: A woman holds a placard as she takes part during a march in protest of President Trump's decision on DACA in front of a Trump Hotel on September 9, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Kena B... NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: A woman holds a placard as she takes part during a march in protest of President Trump's decision on DACA in front of a Trump Hotel on September 9, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Kena Betancur/VIEWpress/Corbis via Getty Images) MORE LESS

As February 15 looms, it seems less and less likely that any funding compromise ultimately brokered would include broader immigration reforms, according to a Tuesday Politico report.

Democrats won’t deal on DACA, since they doubt the President would be willing to put any long term protections in place. Without a big sweetener, President Donald Trump is likely to get a mere fraction of his wall funding, if anything.

Most lawmakers would take even a narrow deal omitting other immigration reforms—anything to avoid another shutdown. “Whatever works,” Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said succinctly.

Democrats are expected to offer money for border security, but not the wall. Republicans plan to demand the full $5.7 billion Trump wants for the wall.

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