What to Watch in Congress – DACA is Not Dead


​Congress returns to Washington DC next week, and the Republican conference will meet on June 7 to determine if they can reach a compromise on the Deferred Action for Childhood (DACA) program and border security solutions.  Should a compromise be reached between Republican centrists and the far-right Republican Freedom caucus, a vote on the House floor could happen as early as the week of June 11. Such a compromise could address a solution for 1.3 to 1.8 million DACA recipients and DACA eligible individuals, solutions for the wall and possibly large cuts to legal immigration that could include cuts to family sponsored green cards. 

However, if a compromise cannot be reached by the Republican conference on June 7, it is likely that an additional handful of Republicans could turn to support a procedure to move the Queen-of-the-Hill rule forward by July 23.  Under this scenario, four bills that propose different solutions for DACA recipients and DACA eligible individuals would go to the House floor for a vote should the House schedule remain on track.

What’s the likely Impact? A DACA solution is not imminent and it is possible that The issue may not be ripe for a Congressional compromise until post election or 2019.

If you have questions on DACA or this post please email rebecca.peters@cfgi.org.