After a weekend in Florida with several immigration hard-liners, the president calls for a Senate voting rule change—dubbed the "nuclear option"—in a bid to tighten the border.
In a series of tweets, the president also says he may pull out of a trade agreement with Mexico unless it does more to stop people from crossing into the U.S.
The president signs a huge spending bill, averting a government shutdown at midnight, acting just hours after saying he was considering a veto.
The president casts doubt on whether he will back the $1.3 trillion spending bill needed to avert a government shutdown Friday, citing concerns over "Dreamer" immigrants and border wall money.
The giant funding package is given final passage by the Senate in a post-midnight vote, 65-32. Some senators are less than pleased by the action.
While political realism demands that battles be fought for the rights of particular groups, it’s no less important to challenge the looming narrative of immigrant criminalization.
Where adults have failed repeatedly, and many have simply given up, the youth are now leading the charge.
"The prospects for immigration legislation, big or small, are very, very bleak," concedes the director of one immigrants' rights group in the wake of the Florida school massacre.