Supreme Court agrees to speed up Trump's DACA appeal

President Trump signs a bill late Monday night in the Treaty Room at the White House. The bill reopens the federal government

President Trump signs a bill late Monday night in the Treaty Room at the White House. The bill reopens the federal government

"I am pleased that Democrats in Congress have come to their senses and are now willing to fund our great military, border patrol, first responders, and insurance for vulnerable children", Trump said in a statement.

The Senate's top Democrat, Chuck Schumer, is pulling back an offer of $25 billion for President Donald Trump's southern border wall.

Also at the press briefing, Sanders suggested that Dreamers should "storm Capitol Hill and protest there, because that is the place that has held up this discussion", in response to a question of what the White House's message is to those affected by DACA.

The shutdown battle - settled mostly on Trump's terms - complicated the already hard search for an immigration pact: GOP hard-liners appeared emboldened, while Democrats absorbed withering criticism from progressives. Neither development seems likely to push the combatants toward the compromises needed to produce a bill that can pass the House and the Senate. If those talks don't yield a deal in the next three weeks, the Republican promised to allow the Senate to debate an immigration proposal - even if it's one crafted by a bipartisan group and does not have the backing of the leadership and the White House, lawmakers said.

Marielena Hincapie, executive director of the National Immigration Law Center, said senators' display of resolve to fight for Dreamers was "short-lived" and immigrant communities need action, not "bold gestures and empty promises".

"A lot of those concepts are floating out there", he said.

The cloture vote, which allows the funding bill to move forward without a filibuster, easily cleared the 60-vote threshold with support from both parties in a final vote of 81 to 18.

International Monetary Fund cuts South Africa's growth forecast for next two years
Current upswing in the global economy "furnishes an ideal moment to act on a range of multilateral challenges", Obstfeld said. This growth is expected to continue into 2018 and 2019, as global growth is revised up to 3.9 percent for these two years.

Earlier, the White House appeared in no mood for bipartisanship or magnanimity after a shutdown that overshadowed Trump's first anniversary in office.

"Nobody knows for sure that the Republicans & Democrats will be able to reach a deal on DACA by February 8, but everyone will be trying", Trump wrote on Twitter. "But what this shutdown is about is most certainly not just the DREAMers", the Vermont Senator told NPR. Mr. McConnell and Mr. Schumer said negotiations lasted late into the night. Schumer acknowledged Tuesday that the offer was no longer operable. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pledged that it was Republicans' "intention to take up legislation here in the Senate that would address DACA, border security and related issues, as well as disaster relief".

And it remained unclear precisely who was taking the lead in the negotiating. But this doesn't mean that Democrats can act with impunity so long as they are fighting under an anti-Trump banner.

Liberal activists protested around the New York Democrat's residence near Prospect Park in Brooklyn after the lawmaker and his fellow Democrats capitulated to President Donald Trump and the GOP, agreeing to reopen the government after a three-day shutdown. "One of the things we learned from the last shutdown was that as time goes on, positions harden", Heitkamp said. It does not include a permanent fix for the Obama-era DACA program, which Senate Democrats had originally demanded.

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer accused President Trump of failing to help reach a deal. He also sought an overhaul of the legal immigration system to prevent immigrants from sponsoring their family members and an end to a visa lottery aimed at expanding diversity. Both sides will try to claim victory, with varying degrees of success. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., Raúl Labrador, R-Idaho, and Michael McCaul, R-Texas. They managed to highlight the Dreamers' plight while avoiding a prolonged shutdown. This stopgap funding will expire on February 8. NumbersUSA, a group that advocates for reduced immigration, announcing its support Tuesday.

"I'm not holding my breath" for an agreement with Trump on immigration, said Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, in the Brooklyn borough of NY.

Senator Harris, of California, said it would be "foolhardy" to trust Mr McConnell's promise to take up an immigration bill in the coming weeks.

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