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Trump Accuses Democrats Of “Doing Nothing About DACA”

Donald Trump tweeted on February 1, 2018, stating, “March 5th is rapidly approaching and the Democrats are doing nothing about DACA. They Resist, Blame, Complain and Obstruct – and do nothing. Start pushing Nancy Pelosi and the Dems to work out a DACA fix, NOW!” March 5, 2018, is the deadline that is set for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, better known as the DACA program. If you’d like more information on what

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Key Points Of President Trump’s State Of The Union Address

Clocking in at one hour and 20 minutes, President Trump delivered the third longest State of the Union speech in history, according to the American Presidency Project. Since the average person would not have maintained focus for the entirety of the speech, let’s go over a few key points of Tuesdays’ SOTU. Calls For Bipartisanship and Unity In the beginning of his address, President Trumps said “Tonight, I call upon on all of us to

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Congress Votes to End Government Shutdown. What’s Next for DACA?

On Monday afternoon, the Senate passed the three-week spending bill with a vote of 81 to 18. The House approved it that evening, providing additional government funding until Feb. 8. The bill now heads to the Oval Office desk for the President’s signature. Democrats originally held back their votes Friday in an attempt to incite legislation on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy (DACA). The program protects individuals who were brought to the U.S.

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Government Shutdown to Continue as the Senate Adjourns Without Coming to an Agreement

The Senate adjourned Sunday night without agreeing on a resolution, extending the government shutdown into the third day. “We have yet to reach an agreement on a path forward that is acceptable to both sides,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer stated. The Senate will continue to work towards a compromise before voting Monday. A bipartisan group of senators seemed to be progressing towards a compromise on Sunday, pushing for a plan to keep the government open

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A Year In Review: The Trump Administration

Inauguration Day 2018 marks the one year anniversary of Donald Trump’s presidency. As we look back on the year this administration has had, let’s remember all the memorable moments. 1. Crowd Size Trump began his term by bragging about the attendance at his inauguration, even though Barack Obama clearly had a larger audience in 2009. The highlight of this drama was easily the introduction of “alternative facts” by Kellyane Conway on Chuck Todd’s Meet the

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Why America Cannot Accept Trump’s DACA Deal

President Donald Trump promises to consider reforming the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, but with a tiny string attached—a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico. Yes, this is back on the table. “Our country needs the security of the Wall on the Southern Border, which must be part of any DACA approval,” Trump tweeted on Tuesday. Trump made the explicit purpose of the wall clear when he called most Mexicans rapists and criminals

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Jailed Dreamers Protest Vote on DACA With Hunger Strike

In September, Donald Trump rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which protected those who were brought into the country illegally as children and permitted them to stay in the country temporarily to attend school or work if they met certain criteria. And now, as the government approaches conflicting views on the new federal budget with a possible government shutdown, approximately 800,000 Dreamers are left with their fate unknown for the new year. Six

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What Do We Do About a Potential End to DACA? #DefendDACA

Politico reported Sunday that, according to two sources familiar to President Donald Trump, Trump has decided to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) with a six month delay to give Congress time to act. Trump has apparently wrestled with the decision for months because of bipartisan support for the program. Now, with the urging of Attourney General Jeff Sessions, Trump has been convinced that the program (created by Barack Obama after Congress had

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