Senate stymied ahead of votes to break impasse on 'Dreamers' and border security
WASHINGTON – An intensifying partisan stalemate stretched into its third day Wednesday as senators juggled competing plans to address the expiring Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that has shielded nearly 800,000 young immigrants who were brought into the country illegally as children.
Amid talk of a bipartisan breakthrough, activists on both sides of the immigration debate expressed mounting frustration as the Senate agreed to begin voting on a series of rival proposals, none of which appeared to have the 60 votes needed to overcome procedural hurdles.
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