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Negotiations Resume To Avoid Government Shutdown, Make DACA Deal

In this Dec. 6, 2017, file photo, demonstrators hold up balloons during an immigration rally in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and Temporary Protected Status (TPS), programs, near the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Casting a cloud over already tenuous negotiations, President Trump said Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, that DACA, a program that protects immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children and live here illegally, is “probably dead” and blamed Democrats, days before some government functions would start shutting down unless a deal is reached. (Jose Luis Magana/AP)
In this Dec. 6, 2017, file photo, demonstrators hold up balloons during an immigration rally in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and Temporary Protected Status (TPS), programs, near the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Casting a cloud over already tenuous negotiations, President Trump said Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, that DACA, a program that protects immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children and live here illegally, is “probably dead” and blamed Democrats, days before some government functions would start shutting down unless a deal is reached. (Jose Luis Magana/AP)

Lawmakers have just four days left to reach a spending agreement before federal funding runs out and the government shuts down. It’s not clear if, as part of any spending agreement, they’ll also make a deal to continue deportation protection for young undocumented immigrants under the expiring Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson discusses the latest from Washington with NPR’s Susan Davis (@DaviSusan).

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