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December 7, 2017 7:30 AM
Schumer walks tightrope on shutdown, immigration fights
Posted by Staff

The Hill:

The threat of a government shutdown has put Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.) in a tricky political situation.

Schumer has kept his caucus unified against President Trump's major legislative drives on ObamaCare and tax reform, but he faces a more divided group of Democrats when it comes to protecting young immigrants who could face deportation next year.

The internal debate has more to do with legislative strategy than the underlining issue.

Democrats generally back a legislative fix that would allow so-called Dreamers brought to the United States illegally as children to remain in the country.

 

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