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.