Immigration deal `probably dead`, says US President Donald Trump

It was unclear whether the House Republican leadership would get enough votes to pass the measure in that chamber.

After 's comments, Democratic leaders said Congress should refuse all of the president's priorities and instead approve legislation known as the Dream Act, a full amnesty that would grant as many as 2 million illegal immigrants citizenship rights. They are doing nothing to fix DACA.

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, one of the backers of the bipartisan deal floated last week, said it was naive for Republicans to believe they could get all the defense funding they want but deal with Dreamers later.

Trump told reporters on his way to a dinner Sunday evening that "I don't know if there is going to be a shutdown" at the end of the week. He said he planned to discuss their concerns with Republican leaders.

But, a week later, Graham lamented that Trump seemingly had changed from being open to signing an immigration compromise to being inclined to let immigration protections for young people expire.

The accusations prompted Democrats to blast the GOP senators for impugning a colleague's integrity, while also slamming Trump and his remarks as unabashedly racist.

Republicans can not pass a government funding bill without Democratic votes.

"We don't want to shut down the government".

Former Virginia Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe told CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of the Union" that the President, rather than lawmakers, has held up progress.

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Lawmakers agree on the need for a long-term reauthorization of CHIP, but they disagree over how to cover the $14.5 billion annual cost. Those actions did not require congressional approval, and there was limited pressure activists could bring compared to the battle that helped stall repeal of President Barack Obama's health care law. Lawmakers and aides initially said it was received well, raising hopes that a potential shutdown would be sidestepped with relative ease. Otherwise, he said, it will never pass the House, where many conservatives are opposed to extending protections to the Dreamers.

"There's no trust there", said Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz. Cotton said Sunday on CBS' "Face the Nation" that he "didn't hear" the vulgar word. I think that's the compromise.

Uh, Donald...repeat after me..."Republicans control both houses of Congress and the White House". Democrats seeking leverage are forcing that bill to require 60 votes for passage.

The program has protected undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children from being deported. Other red- and swing-state Democrats did not commit.

In a second tweet a few minutes later, he wrote: "I, as President, want people coming into our Country who are going to help us become strong and great again, people coming in through a system based on MERIT". Still, Republicans fear they may lose their majority in the House of Representatives, where several of their vulnerable members represent diverse districts and support a DACA deal.

On the left, liberal groups are ramping up pressure on Democrats to resist any spending plan.

Last September, President Donald Trump rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration policy, and the Democratic Party went into full hyperventilation mode - as if Trump had rescinded oxygen.

It was during increasingly fraught negotiations on a bipartisan immigration deal that Trump, according to one official present, complained about immigrants from "shithole" countries and suggested he preferred Norwegians.