Jun 5, 2018 - Politics & Policy

Congress creeps closer to forcing a vote on DACA

A section of the border wall on the souther border with rolling, brown hills in the background

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Texas Democratic Reps. Vicente Gonzalez and Filemon Vela announced Tuesday that they will sign the petition to force a vote on four DACA bills, leaving Rep. Henry Cuellar as the only Democrat in the House yet to sign.

Yes, but: Cuellar told Axios in a statement that he would be willing to join the petition efforts if Democratic leadership would commit to opposing a border wall in exchange for Dreamers. Moderate Republicans have championed this effort and will need to get two more signatures from their side of the aisle in order to start the voting process, and deliberations over a new immigration deal are ongoing. Go deeper: What's next with the immigration debate on the hill.

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