- Congress is one day into its government shutdown, and lawmakers appear no closer to a deal on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
- The immigration program has been a major sticking point for lawmakers, many of whom are trying to pair the issue with other immigration-related demands.
As Congress heads into the second day of a government shutdown, one of the key issues at stake is immigration, namely a program that protects hundreds of thousands of young unauthorized immigrants known as "Dreamers."
The Trump administration is terminating the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, and left Congress six months to enact some sort of replacement — and time is running out.
Though President Donald Trump and Republican leaders say they will not negotiate on immigration until the government reopens, Democrats are still pushing for a solution on DACA.