Rep. Maloney won’t support spending bill unless DACA protection is included

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Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney announced Tuesday that he won't support any federal spending bill that doesn't include protection for DACA immigrants.

Maloney vowed to support so-called “Dreamers” at all costs ahead of a threatened government shutdown on Friday.

"Here we are, at the end of the budget cycle, backs against the wall, facing a government shutdown because this president has manufactured a crisis and made it worse by using racist and incendiary language,” said Maloney.

Maloney is among a number of Democrats against the controversial immigration reform in President Donald Trump's proposed spending bill. The congressman is heading back to Washington, D.C. for last-minute budget talks. 

The spending bill as it is now would put an end to DACA in March.

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