Divided Democrats face liberal backlash on immigration


January 5, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — With a new deadline approaching, Democrats in Congress are struggling to adopt a unified strategy to protect hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation.

Democrats' inaction has enraged liberal activists, who have shifted their anger away from the Republicans who run Congress. Democrats are trying to balance their commitment to a progressive priority with their desire to avoid a government shutdown — and the potential fallout in the 2018 elections.

Groups such as MoveOn are threatening to champion primary challenges against incumbents who don't fight har...

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