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For DACA Recipients, President's Temporary Offer Feels Like More Chaos

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Trump Extends Offer To End Shutdown, Extend DACA; Democrats Say 'No Deal'

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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival recipients and other young immigrants rally at the U.S. Capitol in Washington in March. A federal appeals court has blocked the Trump administration's effort to end the program. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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The U.S. Supreme Court has been asked to intervene in pending cases about the legality of the Trump administration's decision to end the DACA program. Eric Thayer/Getty Images hide caption

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Supporters of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Act and others demonstrate outside the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in Pasadena, Calif., in May. The Trump administration failed to convince a U.S. appeals court that it was justified in ending the program, but a Texas judge on Friday ruled in a separate case that DACA was likely illegal. Reed Saxon/AP hide caption

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Supporters of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Act (DACA), gay activists and others demonstrate outside the U.S. District Court 9th Circuit in Pasadena, Calif., in May. The Trump administration has been trying to convince courts that it is justified in ending an Obama-era immigration policy that shielded hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation. Reed Saxon/AP hide caption

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Immigration Debate Shifts To Texas Judge Who Blocked 2015 DACA Expansion

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President Trump in January 2018. On Friday, a federal judge ruled the administration has not provided adequate justification for ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Jessica Moreno-Caycho graduates on Saturday from Virginia Commonwealth University. Courtesy of Jessica Moreno-Caycho hide caption

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A DACA Recipient Graduates Amid Deportation Fears

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U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla., holds a news conference on immigration reform Wednesday at the Capitol. Curbelo is seeking to circumvent Republican leaders to bring an immigration bill to the House floor. Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call Inc. hide caption

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Group Of House Republicans Trying To Force Vote On Immigration Legislation

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Then-presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the National Rifle Association's convention in May 2016 in Louisville, Ky. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Pledged To Take On The NRA; Now He's Speaking At Group's Annual Convention

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Supporters of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), demonstrate on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 3, 2017. A federal judge on Tuesday became the third judge to rule against the administration's plans to end DACA after federal judges in California and New York handed down similar decisions. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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A U.S. Border Patrol vehicle is seen from Mexico while patrolling the border between the cities of El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua state, on April 7. Herika Martinez/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Supporters of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals protest in Arizona shortly after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the program would be suspended. Matt York/AP hide caption

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House Speaker Paul Ryan holds a press conference at the Capitol on Thursday. The House passed the $1.3 trillion spending bill despite concerns from fiscal conservatives. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Congress Passes $1.3 Trillion Government Funding Bill, Averts Shutdown

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Six-year-old Sophie Cruz speaks during a rally in front of the Supreme Court next to her father, Raul Cruz, and supporter Jose Antonio Vargas in 2016. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Supreme Court Declines To Take DACA Case, Leaving It In Place For Now

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Along this road are several businesses in Dalton, Ga., that cater to the town's large Hispanic population. As many as 4,000 DACA recipients live in Dalton, and many work in the carpet industry. Kevin D. Liles for NPR hide caption

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Why Employers In Georgia Are Watching The Immigration Debate Closely

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Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, arrives at the Capitol in September. Thursday, despite pleas from Grassley, the Senate defeated an immigration bill that had been backed by the White House. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Senate Fails To Advance Any Immigration Proposals

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Led by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., senators are beginning debate on immigration legislation on Monday. It's anyone's guess what the outcome will be. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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