The return of the DACA fight in Congress, explained

05/24/2018 Vox

dacaCongress looks like it’s about to get into another contentious, high-stakes, nearly impossible-to-resolve fight over young unauthorized immigrants brought to the US as children, known as DREAMers.

More and more members of Congress are signing on to a discharge petition, which would force votes on several legislative fixes for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in the House. The Trump administration decided to fully sunset DACA in March, though the fate of the program has been held up by court rulings.

Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA) says he has enough support to force floor votes on immigration, but he continues to negotiate behind closed doors with leadership to find a compromise bill.

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