KERA News: Top Stories: Working On A DACA Deal; The Power Of The Texas Railroad Commission

Jan 24, 2018
In The News

Members of Congress are still trying to reach an agreement on an Obama-era immigration program that protects young people, who came to the U.S. illegally as children, from deportation…

Democratic Congressman Marc Veasey of Fort Worth said he wants to be hopeful that Congress can hammer out a deal on keeping DACA recipients, also known as Dreamers, in the country.

“It’s tough right now because the Republican leadership in the Senate and the leadership in the Republican House [are] very far apart,” Veasey said. “And because of that, I am concerned. There were some guarantees that were made to Democratic senators but those guarantees were not made on the House side.”