Analysis

Shutdown Fight A Prelude For Immigration Battle

By Michael Macagnone (January 23, 2018, 9:09 PM EST) -- The deals cut by congressional leaders to reopen the government Monday have set up a bitter clash between the House and Senate's approaches to immigration policy over the next few weeks, with future government spending legislation in the balance.

After Democrats withheld their votes on a government spending bill Friday as they sought to have Congress address the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals participants, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., offered a shortened spending deal through Feb. 8 and a guarantee to address DACA as part of reopening the government. In the House, leaders there were able to secure support within...

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