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No progress on 'Dreamer' immigrants; Trumps says could very well not happen

Republicans, who control Congress, are undecided on what to do about DACA and the Dreamers

James Oliphant & Amanda Becker | Reuters 

The US Congress made no notable progress this week toward a deal on the status of 700,000 “Dreamer” immigrants, with President Donald Trump saying on Friday that one “could very well not happen” by a deadline next month. Whether the lack of progress signalled the possibility of another federal government shutdown next week was unclear, but it worried the Dreamers, young people who were brought illegally into the United States as children. Trump said last year that he would end by March 5 a program that was set up by former President Barack Obama to protect the ...

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First Published: Sat, February 03 2018. 22:57 IST