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UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 26, 2018

Supreme Court declines to take up ‘Dreamers’ case for now

The Supreme Court on Monday rejected the Trump administration’s highly unusual bid to bypass a federal appeals court and get the justices to intervene in the fate of a program …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 23, 2018

Marchers brave icy conditions, rally by candlelight for ‘Dreamers’

About 200 Spokanites attended a vigil and march for Dreamers and immigrant families that began at First Presbyterian Church Thursday night.


Melissa Abbott: Imagine if it were you: the reality of Dreamers

“Dreamers” or “DACA recipients” are in the news a lot right now. In times like these, when we are bombarded with the incessant noise of political jargon and policy arguments, …


Senate rejects immigration bills; young immigrants in limbo

The Senate has left hundreds of thousands of “Dreamer” immigrants in limbo, rejecting rival plans that would have spared them from deportation and strengthened the nation’s border security. Senators dealt …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 13, 2018

Judge rules against Trump in case over immigration program

President Donald Trump’s administration didn’t offer “legally adequate reasons” for ending a program that spared many young immigrants from deportation if they were brought to the U.S. as children, a …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 13, 2018

Trump prods Congress amid debate on immigration

A high-stakes Senate debate over immigration got off to a halting start Tuesday, with Republican and Democratic leaders immediately at loggerheads over how to move forward and President Donald Trump …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 13, 2018

Where they stand: Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown split on the wall, refugees and family migration

As the fate of roughly 700,000 children of undocumented immigrants living in America is debated on Capitol Hill, prompting the closure of the federal government last month, the two candidates …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 12, 2018

Senate starts in on immigration reform

The Senate’s two top leaders put on a show of comradery Monday as their chamber launched its immigration debate, but also laid down markers underscoring how hard it will be …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 11, 2018

Trump support vital as Congress tackles immigration issue

The Senate will open up a rare, open-ended debate on immigration and the fate of the “Dreamer” immigrants on Monday. But the most influential voice in the conversation may be …


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

‘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

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. …