Trump Instructs Congress Not To Help Dreamers In Spending Bill

President Donald Trump has instructed Congressional Republicans to not help Dreamers in their year-end spending bill. (Photo Credit: Molly Adams/Flickr)

President Donald Trump has instructed Congressional Republicans to not help Dreamers in their year-end spending bill.

President Trump told Republican senators Thursday not to allow a solution addressing the legal status of “dreamers” to be a part of a must-pass year-end spending bill, raising the stakes for year-end negotiations that could force a government shutdown or finally resolve an emotionally fraught element of immigration policy.

By doing this, Trump is facing a very real risk of a government shutdown.

Democrats are threatening to withhold support for spending legislation that needs to be passed by Dec. 9 unless Congress passes legal protections for hundreds of thousands of children of undocumented immigrants who have benefited from an Obama-era program temporarily protecting them from deportation.

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