He is one of thousands of U.S. residents whose ability to continue living in the communities that long ago became their homes is threatened by the elimination of DACA.
Congress remains gridlocked on the issue, despite President Trump’s demand for substantial changes by March 5.
Senators deal President Trump an especially galling defeat as more than a quarter of fellow Republicans abandon him on an issue that helped elect him.
In an ominous sign, Senate leaders began trading blame Thursday as prospects seemed to grow that the chamber’s long-awaited debate on the hot-button issue would end in stalemate.
The centrist proposal is winning support among Democrats, but it faces an uncertain fate.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell sets Monday as the start of the immigration debate, but Speaker Paul Ryan hasn’t scheduled House consideration yet.
The president signs a $400 billion budget deal that sharply boosts spending and swells the federal deficit, ending a brief federal government shutdown.
The Kentuckian, protesting the return of trillion-dollar deficits, repeatedly blocks action on a budget plan. However, the Senate is now racing to vote before dawn.
“I don’t know. Right now, it’s tough to see,” Sen. Jeff Flake says about whether any proposal would will get the 60 Republican and Democratic votes needed to survive.
The measure contains more money for the Pentagon, infrastructure and disaster aid—and balloons the deficit—but leaves "Dreamers" unprotected.