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Rep. Jim McGovern On DACA As A Government Shutdown Looms13:01
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Demonstrators at an immigration rally in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in Washington on Dec. 6, 2017. (Jose Luis Magana/AP)
Demonstrators at an immigration rally in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in Washington on Dec. 6, 2017. (Jose Luis Magana/AP)
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Just three days away from a possible government shutdown, and yet, things feel as intractable as ever in Washington.

There's no deal on DACA or immigration, or border security — and President Trump tweeted on Tuesday: "The Democrats want to shut down the Government over Amnesty for all and Border Security."

But Democrats say it's the GOP that holds all the cards, because the Republicans hold the House, Senate,and White House.

"That's their choice," said Sen. Ed Markey in an interview with WBUR. "We're ready to sit and negotiate with them, but they thus far have acted in a very obstinate way. That unfortunately I think is gonna lead to a showdown on Thursday Night and Friday of this week."

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Jim McGovern, congressman representing the Massachusetts 2nd District. He tweets @RepMcGovern.

This segment aired on January 16, 2018.

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