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Trump never had a good relationship with Latino voters. It’s only getting worse.

October 10, 2017
Ed O'Keefe, John Wagner | The Washington Post
When President Trump said a few weeks ago that he wanted to find a way to continue protecting young “dreamers” from deportation, some Republicans touted the possibility of a “Nixon goes to China” moment that could reset the president’s deeply frayed relationship with Latino voters.
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Leadership fears Trump staff undermining president on Dreamers

October 7, 2017
Franco Ordoñez | McClatchy
It's an urgent situation by Washington standards as Republican leaders seek out a quick solution before mid-term campaign season kicks into high gear. They do not want to be blamed for the program’s end and are scrambling for a solution before DACA protections start expiring on March 6 of next year.
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On ‘Dreamers’ Deal, Democrats Face a Surprising Foe: The Dreamers

October 2, 2017
Yamiche Alcindor, Michael Shear | The New York Times
The pressure from some immigrant activists to reject any compromise that would tighten border security has frustrated Democratic leaders, who recognize the political risks of being labeled the party of open borders — a potentially lethal tag as they seek to regain support from working-class voters across the Midwest.
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Democrats Try To Force Dream Act Vote, As GOP Rolls Out Conservative DACA Fix

September 29, 2017
Geoff Bennett | NPR
Republicans who might have been leery of supporting the bipartisan Dream Act got a more conservative-friendly option this week in the form of a new bill dubbed the SUCCEED Act (Solution for Undocumented Children through Careers, Employment, Education and Defending our nation).
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GOP bill will offer Dreamers citizenship after ‘extreme vetting’

September 25, 2017
Franco Ordoñez | McClatchy
Sen. Thom Tillis will introduce his “conservative Dream Act” on Monday that would provide a pathway to citizenship for as many as 2.5 million young undocumented immigrants, but one that is long and involves “extreme vetting.”
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California sues to block Trump's border wall

September 21, 2017
Josh Gerstein | POLITICO
The state of California is suing to block President Donald Trump's plan to construct a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico, the top lawyer for the state told reporters Tuesday.
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Trump administration rejects study showing positive impact on refugees

September 19, 2017
Julie Hirschfeld Davis, Somini Sengupta | The New York Times
Trump administration officials, under pressure from the White House to provide a rationale for reducing the number of refugees allowed into the United States next year, rejected a study by the Department of Health and Human Services that found that refugees brought in $63 billion more in government revenues over the past decade than they cost.
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Deal or no deal? ‘Dreamers’ wait as Trump, lawmakers joust

September 15, 2017
Erica Werner, Jill Colvin | Associated Press
The fate of 800,000 young immigrants hung in the balance Thursday as top lawmakers, White House officials and President Donald Trump himself squabbled over whether an agreement had been struck to protect them — and if so, exactly what it was.
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