On Monday, the Supreme Court denied a request from the Trump administration to expedite a decision on DACA. This keeps the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program on life support for a few more months, and its 690,000 recipients in limbo on whether they will get to stay in the country. Congress still hasn’t been able to pass a vote either way.
On the latest episode of Today, Explained, Vox’s Dara Lind and Matthew Yglesias make clear why Congress is in such a stalemate: President Donald Trump has moved the conversation into unfamiliar territory, from illegal immigration to legal immigration.
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