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Congress awaits border deal bill as Chuck Schumer plans vote next week – US politics live



Capitol Hill abuzz for details of deal tying Ukraine aid to US immigration measures after fraught negotiations and attempts by Trump to derail it The US jobs market defied fears of a downturn again in January with employers adding 353,000 new jobs over the month, the labor department announced on Friday.The US jobs market has remained strong despite an aggressive series of interest rate rises by the Federal Reserve, aimed at cooling the economy and bringing down the rate of inflation. In January the unemployment rate was 3.7%, close to a 50-year low.Mayorkas continues to refuse to follow immigration laws, even after being exhorted to do so. Giving DHS more money will just further facilitate the mass catch-and-release policies that brought us here, while appropriating less provides the secretary a disingenuous excuse for refusing to comply with the law. The legislative process is no use when the secretary is disobeying the laws already on the books – laws that also work well when properly enforced, as demonstrated by past administrations of both parties. And the Senate cannot confirm a new secretary until the previous one is removed. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2024/feb/02/congress-border-bill-trump-georgia-biden-election-politics-latest-updates

Author : Léonie Chao-Fong (now) and Lauren Gambino (earlier)

Publish date : 2024-02-02 18:04:15

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