Yet again, Trump's border wall is blocking an immigration deal on 'dreamers'

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"The wall offer is off the table", Schumer told reporters on Tuesday.

"Even if the spending caps were agreed to today, it would take the appropriations committee a matter of additional weeks to come up with a bill we could vote on", Cornyn said. "They put their hand on the stove and got burned. How did they think it was going to end?"

The U.S. government reopened Monday night after Trump signed a weeks-long stopgap spending bill that Congress passed earlier in the day.

With drama over the "government shutdown" - engineered by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. and fellow liberals - over, members of Congress can get down to work on a comprehensive immigration reform package. Democrats' hard-line progressive base exploded, accusing Schumer of caving in.

The main issue keeping both parties from passing a bill is immigration.

Strong majorities favor lower levels of legal immigration and building physical barriers along the U.S.

This bill extended government funding for three weeks and guaranteed that furloughed employees would receive compensation.This bill also reauthorized the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), an Obama-era program that provides low-priced health coverage to over five million children in families that do not qualify for Medicaid, that lost funding four months ago.Congressional Democrats voted in favor of the new version of the bill after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell promised immigration reform legislation and a vote on a DACA bill.

Despite this, Sanders seemed confident that a final immigration agreement between Democrats and Republicans would eventually come to pass. These are good young people who wish to share their God-given talents with the nation, keep their families together and make their own contribution to the American dream. "He's been talking about 'America First, ' talking about the best and the brightest". "The American people deserve no less". "Even Democrats agree with him".

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Graham was part of a bipartisan group of three dozen senators who met on Wednesday on Capitol Hill to discuss moving forward on immigration legislation. But almost half said Democrats needed to compromise, more than the share naming the President or Congressional Republicans (respondents were able to choose more than one response to the question about compromise), suggesting that Democrats would not have gained if the shutdown continued.

Duffy expressed skepticism that the supposedly lost texts are really unrecoverable.

On Friday, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer appeared to seal a short-term agreement with Trump. The Democratic senators reportedly offered to "authorize" construction of the border wall. "Which means not only a plan but the funds front-loaded to pay for it".

One in five Democrats said their party should compromise, though three times as many Democrats said it should be the Republicans and President Trump who should give in.

Duffy also addressed the week's other big story - a report that the Federal Bureau of Investigation lost five months' worth of text messages exchanged between FBI investigator Peter Strzok and agency lawyer Lisa Page.

Trump campaigned for president in 2016 promising tougher rules for immigration.

"I've been through a couple immigration fights before, they are emotional and there's a lot of attention and a lot of intensity involved", Cornyn said.

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