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GOP Sen. Flake guarded about Senate OK’ing immigration deal

A Republican lawmaker who’s been a leading advocate of striking a bipartisan immigration deal is guarded about whether the Senate can approve a compromise on the politically electric issue, days …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 7, 2018, 9:40 p.m.

Senate celebrates budget deal – but shutdown still possible

Senate leaders brokered a long-sought budget agreement Wednesday that would shower the Pentagon and domestic programs with an extra $300 billion over the next two years. But both Democratic liberals …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 6, 2018, 5:10 p.m.

White House chief: Dreamers not priority for deportation

Some immigrants may have been “too afraid” or “too lazy” to sign up for the Obama-era program that offers protection from deportation, White House chief of staff John Kelly said …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 5, 2018, 11:07 a.m.

Bipartisan immigration bill surfaces, Trump knocks it down

A bipartisan immigration proposal has surfaced in the Senate, only to be quickly knocked down by President Donald Trump via Twitter on Monday.


Lawmakers asked to back Dreamers

Congress should protect “Dreamers,” resolution says.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 4:49 p.m.

Judge says Trump made ‘vicious’ anti-immigrant statements

A federal judge in New York hearing two lawsuits challenging the cancellation of a program protecting some young immigrants from deportation accused President Donald Trump on Tuesday of making “vicious” …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 25, 2018, 10:18 p.m.

Trump plan offers citizenship path to 1.8 million immigrants

The White House has unveiled a proposal that provides a pathway to citizenship for 1.8 million young immigrants living in the country illegally, in exchange for new restrictions on legal …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 9:47 p.m.

Washington Senate expands college aid for Dreamers, with or without DACA

Washington could offer Dreamers expanded college aid even if Congress doesn’t pass a DACA fix.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 6:37 p.m.

Trump open to letting Dreamers ‘morph into’ citizens

President Donald Trump said Wednesday he’s open to an immigration plan that will provide a pathway to citizenship for hundreds of thousands of young people who were brought to the …


Top Democrat rescinds offer of $25 billion for Trump’s wall

Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer has pulled back an offer of $25 billion for President Donald Trump’s long-promised southern border wall, as lawmakers scrambled to figure out how to push …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 23, 2018, 9:57 a.m.

Shutdown blame debated by Washington’s Congressional delegation

The halls of the Thomas S. Foley U.S. Courthouse were mostly quiet and dark Monday morning, with a few exceptions. While the federal criminal justice system and immigration services were …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 22, 2018, 6:21 p.m.

Back to work: Government shutdown ends after Dems relent

President Donald Trump signed a bill reopening the government late Monday, ending a 69-hour display of partisan dysfunction after Democrats reluctantly voted to temporarily pay for resumed operations. They relented …


Pullman community leaders stand with DACA

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories President Edmund Schweitzer III’s signature appeared along with those of many other influential business owners – including Apple and Amazon CEOs Tim Cook and Mark Bezos – …


Trump asks for Supreme Court review of immigration policy

The Trump administration has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a judge’s ruling blocking the administration’s decision to end protections for hundreds of thousands of young immigrants.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 18, 2018, 10:38 p.m.

‘A wait-and-see kind of a situation’: How the federal government shutdown would be felt in Eastern Washington, North Idaho

Federal offices in Eastern Washington and North Idaho are preparing for a potential government shutdown as lawmakers


Immigration deal distant as leaders try to avert shutdown

A deal between President Donald Trump and Congress to protect young immigrants from deportation remained distant Tuesday, as House Republicans leaders turned their attention to building support for a backup …


Graham blames Trump’s staff for scuttling deal

Sen. Lindsey Graham is blaming President Donald Trump’s staff for the president’s about-face on immigration that appeared to scuttle a compromise deal to protect from deportation young people brought to …


Trump administration appeals ruling on young immigrants

The Trump administration is appealing a judge’s ruling temporarily blocking its decision to end protections for nearly 800,000 young immigrants.


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 14, 2018, 12:49 p.m.

Trump: Program to protect ‘Dreamers’ is ‘probably dead’

President Donald Trump says a program to protect immigrants brought into the U.S. illegally as children is “probably dead.”


Edmund O. Schweitzer III: It’s time to do the right thing for Dreamers

A million young people across the United States of America took advantage of the opportunity presented to them through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. It’s time for Congress …


Federal agency returns to accepting requests under DACA

Citizenship and Immigration Services says it’s resumed accepting requests to renew a grant of deferred action under the Obama-era program that shields from deportation young immigrants brought to the U.S. …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 4:07 p.m.

Lawmakers see boost for immigration deal after Trump remarks

Backed by the White House, Democratic and Republican lawmakers dug into a politically fraught search for compromise on immigration Wednesday, seeking to take advantage of a window of opportunity opened …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 9, 2018, 8:51 p.m.

Trump suggests 2-phase immigration deal for ‘Dreamers’

Searching for a bipartisan deal to avoid a government shutdown, President Donald Trump suggested Tuesday that an immigration agreement could be reached in two phases – first by addressing young …


California cites Trump tweet in immigration policy fight

The California attorney general says a tweet by President Donald Trump shows the motivation behind his decision to end a program protecting some young immigrants from deportation.


Congress returns to a full slate of difficult issues

Congress faces a jam-packed to-do list when it returns this week, with deadlines looming on difficult issues – including how to fund the government and avoid a shutdown, stabilizing the …


Trump says no protection for Dreamers without wall

President Donald Trump is saying there won’t be protection for young immigrants brought into the country illegally unless he gets funding for a border wall and other items.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 4:17 p.m.

Young immigrants to wait until ’18 to learn their fate in U.S.

The fate of hundreds of thousands of young immigrants living here illegally and facing deportation will be decided next year, a Republican senator says.


Young immigrants’ fate unclear as Congress delays DACA fix

Lopez is one of thousands of immigrants who are losing their protection from deportation under the program established by President Barack Obama in 2012, including many who missed the deadline …


Supreme Court blocks for now DACA case document disclosure

The Supreme Court on Friday blocked for now a judge’s order requiring the Trump administration to disclose all emails, letters and other documents it considered in its decision to end …


Editorial: Foot-dragging on DACA is cruel

DACA itself was born of congressional inaction. President Obama adopted it after Congress failed to pass the Dream Act, which would’ve resolved the issue