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Should Republicans and the president negotiate on DACA while the government is shutdown?

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As the government shutdown continues, the main sticking point is immigration. The Democrats want a deal on DACA or a public indication of a deal. DACA has been their top priority since President Trump signed the order ending the program and gave Congress until March to make a deal to allow the Dreamers to stay. The president and Republicans have now dug in on the position that they will not negotiate in any way on DACA until the government has reopened. The official White House Twitter account sent tweets out about this:

Vice President Mike Pence also tweeted:

According to the Huffington Post, Senate Minority Leader, Chuck Schumer, accused the Republicans of delaying a deal on DACA and making bills, without talking to Democrats, and then saying it was the Democrats’ fault for not voting for them. “In our democracy, you have to compromise if you wish to govern,” Schumer said. The Democrats feel Senator Schumer and President Trump were close to a deal and just needed a couple of more days to get it done. Then the White House changed their minds on what had been discussed, leaving the Democrats no choice but to take this hardline stance. The question now: Should the president and Republicans negotiate a deal on DACA while the government is shutdown?

Fox News: Smart for Democrats to tie DACA to funding deal?

The Issue

Should the president and Republicans negotiate a deal on DACA while the government is shutdown? Is agreeing to a deal on DACA the only way the government is going to reopen? Or, does immigration have no place in a negotiation on funding the government?

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