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The Senate bill seeks to address the most pressing concerns, writes The Washington Post, which are saving Dreamers and better security at the border. However, the security detailed in the bill is limited to drones and other forms of technology to help monitor the situation. It does not provide funding for Trump’s infamous wall – and that seems to be where the trouble lies. At a time when politics seems so divided, it’s wonderful to see bipartisan support for Dreamers – let’s just hope it’s enough to get the rest of Congress and the President on board before March 5. As always, Fastweb will provide updates on the DACA program, relevant legislation and the fate of Dreamers. UPDATE: Last week, the Senate spent nearly every day debating DACA and border security, finally voting on a bipartisan bill on Thursday, February 15. However, the bill failed along with a White House bill to increase federal deportation authority and end the diversity visa lottery, according to CNN. It is reported by other Senators that the White House is largely responsible for blocking the bipartisan bill. Fortunately, there is still hope for Dreamers. As it stands now, two court cases in California and New York are blocking the end of DACA on March 5, which is supported by President Trump. The Hill reports that "existing beneficiaries are allowed to apply to renew their two-year DACA permit, which shields them from deportation and allows them to work or go to school in the U.S." The same article also states that Speaker Paul Ryan hopes to vote again -- and resolve -- the issue in March.
Any deal on DACA that does not include STRONG border security and the desperately needed WALL is a total waste of time. March 5th is rapidly approaching and the Dems seem not to care about DACA. Make a deal!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 5, 2018