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Maria Angelica Ramirez carries a large key reading "My Dream" during a protest outside the office of Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., in support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and Congress passing a clean Dream Act, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, in Doral, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Shock poll: Americans want massive cuts to legal immigration

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Americans strongly back giving illegal immigrant "Dreamers" a pathway to citizenship -- but a new poll found they also strongly back the other changes President Trump is pushing to build a border wall system, eliminate the visa lottery and curtail the chain of family migration. Published January 22, 2018

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., leaves the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. Senate leaders have reached an agreement to advance a bill ending government shutdown. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Dems give up shutdown fight

Senate Democrats relinquished on the government shutdown Monday, agreeing to vote to reopen the government but insisting they'll keep fighting for illegal immigrant "Dreamers" over the next weeks, with another shutdown deadline looming Feb. 8. Published January 22, 2018

In this photo from Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., left, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., sit together to honor former Sen. Bob Dole, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

McConnell pledges full immigration debate

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday he will ignite another massive immigration debate -- the fourth in the past 12 years -- in coming weeks, as he sought to convince Democrats to end a filibuster that has shut the government down. Published January 22, 2018

Among the findings of the new report were the White House short-circuited the usual full legal review from the Justice Department and it didn't provide the final order to agencies that had to carry out the travel ban until two hours after President Trump signed it.
Travelers walk toward a currency exchange at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Monday, June 26, 2017, in Seattle. The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday that President Donald Trump's travel ban on visitors from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen can be enforced if those visitors lack a "credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States," and that justices will hear full arguments in October 2017. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) (Associated Press)

Report finds 'chaos' in Trump's first travel ban

Homeland Security was "caught by surprise" when President Trump issued his first travel ban last January, the department's inspector general said in a new report Friday that details the chaotic first days after the inauguration last year. Published January 21, 2018

"Dreamers," people brought to the U.S. illegally as children, and other supporters of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, listen as lawmakers speak at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Dreamers reject compromise to reopen government

A key group of illegal immigrant "Dreamers" said Sunday that a deal lawmakers are considering to reopen the government with a promise to turn to immigration soon isn't good enough, heaping more pressure on Democrats to keep the shutdown going. Published January 21, 2018

In this Sept. 6, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., during a meeting with  other Congressional leaders in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington.  Mr. Trump on Nov. 28 blasted Mr. Schumer and his House counterpart Nancy Pelosi for failing to show at a meeting on tax reform. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) **FILE**

Trump and Schumer fight over Friday meeting

President Trump and Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer can't even agree on what happened in their Friday meeting, which was held to try to avert the partial government shutdown that began hours later. Published January 20, 2018

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., front right, walks as he is questioned by reporters on Capitol Hill, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Graham offers path out of 'Dreamer' shutdown

Sen. Lindsey Graham, one of the Republicans who joined Democrats' shutdown filibuster Friday night, offered a plan forward Saturday, saying he wants to see a 20-day funding bill passed along with a guarantee that the Senate will quickly move to debate immigration next month. Published January 20, 2018

Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., left, speaks with Sen. Tom Carper D-Del. after a closed democrats meeting on Capitol Hill, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Washington. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

U.S. Government shutdown hits after Democrats block funding

The government careened into a shutdown Saturday morning as Democrats made good on their threat to withhold votes to fund the government until Republicans agree to grant citizenship rights to illegal immigrant "Dreamers." Published January 20, 2018

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., center, walks to his office on Capitol Hill, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Shutdown showdown vote at 10 p.m. Friday

With a shutdown on the line, GOP leaders announced a 10 p.m. Friday vote on the last chance to keep the government open, daring Democrats to filibuster and force the government to run out of funding. Published January 19, 2018

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., center, walks into the Capitol after meeting with President Donald Trump, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Trump says talks going 'excellent' but Dems need to pass short-term bill

President Trump said Friday that his meeting with Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer to try to head off a shutdown was "excellent," but said he's still pushing Congress to approve a four-week stopgap bill to give all sides space to work out a final deal. Published January 19, 2018

FILE - In this May 15, 2017 file photo, protesters wave signs and chant during a demonstration against President Donald Trump's revised travel ban outside a federal courthouse in Seattle. 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, rejected the Trump administration's limited view of who is allowed into the United States under the president's travel ban, saying grandparents, cousins and similarly close relations of people in the U.S. should not be prevented from coming to the country. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Supreme Court to hear Trump travel ban case

The Supreme Court said Friday it will take up the latest version of President Trump's travel ban, and in particular asked to hear arguments on whether the president showed illegal animosity toward Muslims. Published January 19, 2018

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., center, returns to the Capitol after meeting with President Donald Trump, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Trump summons Schumer in attempt to stave off shutdown

President Trump is getting personally engaged in the talks to end a government shutdown, holding an afternoon meeting at the White House Friday with Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer. Published January 19, 2018