Mitch is threading a path on the immigration fight in the Senate; makes sense

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    I do agree with the analysis and hope we will see joint governance.

    Senate Republicans eye new strategy in immigration fight TheHill

    Senate Republican leaders are plotting a new strategy that they hope will allow them to prevent a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) next week.

    They are considering a plan in which they would split off legislation attacking President Obama’s executive action on immigration from funding for DHS, according to a Senate GOP aide familiar with the discussions.

    Senate GOP leaders are also looking at dropping any effort to overturn Obama’s 2012 executive action, which set up the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Polls suggest this program is more popular because it helps illegal immigrants who came to the country as children.

    Republicans think they can win over Democratic votes if they seek to overturn only Obama’s 2014 executive action, which even some centrist Democrats have criticized.
     
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    Pity republicans are incapable of governing absent irrelevant partisan idiocy. The president's EO has nothing to with whether DHS is funded or not; for Congressional republicans to make it an issue is unwarranted.
     

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