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Immigrant Advocates Decry Shutdown Deal

Immigrant advocates in Chicago say the terms of yesterday’s federal spending deal were a major disappointment. The deal restored funding to federal agencies for three weeks with the promise that the Senate would try to hammer out a deal on so-called Dreamers by Feb. 8. Mary Meg McCarthy of the National Immigrant Justice Center in Chicago said the deal may leave too much room for conservative lawmakers to tack on anti-immigrant provisions such as funding for a U.S.-Mexico border wall, or measures to restrict family-based immigration.

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