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Democrats don't plan to consider 'Dreamers' issue in US border fund talks

By excluding DACA from the negotiations, Democrats are taking away a major bargaining chip Trump could dangle in exchange for wall funding

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Citizenship for "Dreamer" immigrants will not be on the table as lawmakers try to negotiate a compromise on border security to keep federal agencies open beyond Feb. 15, the No. 2 Democrat in the US House of Representatives said on Tuesday.

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said he did not think Democrats would consider the issue in exchange for funding for a wall that President Donald Trump wants along the US-Mexico border.

"I don't expect that to be part of the negotiation," Hoyer told reporters.

He added that he expected to bring a separate bill to the floor in the "near future" on

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First Published: Jan 30 2019 | 9:06 AM IST

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