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Debate on DACA influences government shutdown


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Update: Jan. 22. 8:15 p.m.
The government shutdown which began Jan. 19 has officially ended after a bill to resume was passed by the Senate this morning and the House this evening.
President Donald Trump signed the bill this evening according to the Associated Press. The shut down lasted 69 hours. The bill ending the shutdown will fund the government until Feb. 8 so the House and Senate can continue discussions on issues including DACA, CHIP and the federal budget.

Update: Jan. 22. 11:53 a.m.
The Senate has voted to end the shutdown after two days with claims to debate and finalize plans for DACA in early February.
The chamber passed a short-term spending bill to fund the government until Feb. 8.

The federal government shut down on Friday over debate within congress, leaving citizens questioning the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals executive order, budget plans and paychecks for soldiers and other government employees.
Separation in the Senate over DACA and the Children’s Health Insurance Plan caused the government to cease operations until further notice. The shutdown will end when a budget or a continuing resolution is passed.
If the shutdown is not resolved by Mar. 5, and a decision to pass DACA as a bill is not made, then individuals contracted on DACA will lose their benefits and possibly face deportation.
The Senate plans to vote today today at 11 a.m.
The Star will continue to update the story as the shutdown progresses.

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