NO DACA, NO TPS: House Democratic leaders expressed doubt that any border compromise brokered by the bipartisan Homeland Security Conference will include protections for participants in the Deferred Action for Child Arrivals program or recipients of Temporary Protected Status, POLITICO's Melanie Zanona and Sarah Ferris report. If the conference committee, set to meet for the first time today, fails to resolve the impasse over border security before Feb. 15, President Donald Trump says he'll shut the government down again.
"The focus of the talks is expected to be limited in scope, with leaders already tempering expectations that the proposal will yield a wide-ranging immigration deal that has thus far remained elusive on Capitol Hill," Melanie and Sarah write. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyerconfirmed to reporters on Tuesday that protections from deportation for DACA and TPS participants won't likely be part of the compromise. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), suggested that Republicans would support a final agreement that included a DACA legal fix. More here.
From: Politico Morning Report.