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Poll: Vast majority of Americans support DACA

Protesters express their support for DACA outside the White House in September. Photo: Jacquelyn Martin / AP

The vast majority of Americans — 86% — support keeping DACA in place for undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children, according to a new ABC News/Washington Post poll.

The big takeaway: DACA seems to be one of the rare issues that manages to transcend party lines in today's polarized political system with support from three-quarters of Republicans and 97% of Democrats. Conversely, with a general question about Trump's handling of immigration, the poll's numbers take on a more-expected partisan split — with support from 75% of Republicans and just 10% of Democrats.

Dan Primack 11 hours ago
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Why the stock markets are tanking

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Stock markets are down sharply on Thursday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average off around 1.5% as of noon.

Three key drivers: Tariffs, inter-bank lending rates and Facebook's troubles.

Caitlin Owens 12 hours ago
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How Congress missed yet another chance for an immigration deal

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Congressional leaders with President Trump. Photo: Olivier Douliery - Pool / Getty Images

Here are the proposals Congressional leaders and the White House traded over the past week to give at least temporary protections to Dreamers as part of a giant spending bill. The sides ultimately couldn't come to agreement and the issue remains unresolved.

Why it matters: After all of the fighting over President Trump's decision to end DACA — including a government shutdown over it — the White House and Congress ended up with nothing. The issue is currently tied up in the courts. And though both sides agree it's better to give Dreamers more certainty over their future, they just can't agree how to do it.