REPORT: Congress opens door to fraught immigration talks

APRIL 13, 2019

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Lawmakers are opening the door to reviving immigration negotiations, but a renewed effort to find a deal on border security is facing long odds on Capitol Hill.

With President Trump’s frustration with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) boiling over and a spike in migrants detained at the border, the White House is jump-starting its outreach to Democrats.

The article goes on to state the following:

Acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney and acting DHS secretary Kevin McAleenan met Wednesday night with a group of Democrats—including Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Gary Peters (D-Mich.), the top Democrats on the Judiciary and Homeland Security committees—to make the case on why it’s time for Congress to resolve the “humanitarian crisis” along the border.

But Durbin was noncommittal about the chances that the latest round of talks will break the stalemate between Congress and the administration, which has rejected immigration deals that have emerged from the Senate

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