Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the majority leader, promises a “free and open debate” on immigration if Democrats will vote to reopen the government.
After decades of fruitless efforts to overhaul immigration and under withering attack by President Trump and others, Democrats simply do believe Republicans will follow through on the issue.
President Trump charged that the party had orchestrated the crisis to detract from the anniversary of his inauguration.
Here’s a look back at the events that lead to the bring of a government shutdown over DACA.
Distrust of the government’s intentions toward noncitizens may be hard to overcome, research suggests, and political developments have increased levels of distrust.
In an interview, Senator Richard J. Durbin says President Trump’s private immigration comments shed new light on his policy motivations.