Trump, GOP Senators Sound Hopeful On Immigration Deal

With the deadline clock ticking, President Donald Trump on Thursday huddled with Republican lawmakers and invited a bipartisan group to the White House next week to try to work out a deal on immigration.

Lawmakers have been trying to come up with a plan Trump will agree to that extends legal status for hundreds of thousands of young immigrants, many of whom were brought to the country illegally as children.

Trump announced last September he would be ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program that had protected them from deportation, but gave Congress until March to come up with a legislative fix. Democrats want the fix to be part of a spending pact that must pass by Jan. 19 to keep the government running.

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Trump Threatens to Cut Off US Aid to Palestinian Authority

Originally posted 2018-01-03 03:50:38. POSTED BY ZEKE MILLER AND JILL COLVIN, ASSOCIATED PRESS / MCCLATCHY WASHINGTON — Acknowledging his push to broker

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N. Korea Reopens Cross-Border Communications With S. Korea

POSTED BY HYUNG-JIN KIM, AP / MCCLATCHY SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reopened a key cross-border

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Homeland Chief: Wait and See On Citizenship for Immigrants

The Trump administration would consider immigration legislation that includes a pathway to citizenship for hundreds of thousands of young people, the U.S. Homeland Security secretary said Tuesday, while emphasizing no decision on that issue has been made and a border wall remains the priority.

Congress is considering three options, including citizenship or permanent legal status for people who were temporarily shielded from deportation, Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said in an interview.

Details on qualifying for citizenship, including on how many years to wait and other requirements, would have to be addressed.

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