Live Briefing: Senate to Vote Soon on Bill to End Government Shutdown

Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the majority leader, promises a “free and open debate” on immigration if Democrats will vote to reopen the government.

A President Not Sure of What He Wants Complicates the Shutdown Impasse

Democrats struggle with a president who says he wants to compromise but then is reined in by his own staff, while Republican leaders are loath to guess at his intentions.

On Washington: Shutdown’s Crux: Democrats’ Deep-Rooted Distrust of G.O.P. on Immigration

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.

Travel Ban Caught Homeland Security by Surprise, Report Concludes

Agents were given little notice and conflicting guidance on how to enforce President Trump’s first travel ban last year, leading to chaos at airports.

Supreme Court to Consider Challenge to Trump’s Latest Travel Ban

President Trump’s third attempt to impose restrictions on travel from predominantly Muslim nations will face a test in the Supreme Court this spring.

On Washington: Inside the Oval Office Immigration Meeting That Left a Senator Stunned

In an interview, Senator Richard J. Durbin says President Trump’s private immigration comments shed new light on his policy motivations.