January 24, 2018

MOMENTUM: Emboldened conservatives press Ryan to bring hard-right immigration bill to floor.

Related: Shock poll: Americans want massive cuts to legal immigration: Cutting chain migration even more popular than legalizing Dreamers. “A Harvard-Harris poll taken in the run-up to the shutdown found Americans strongly support granting citizenship rights to illegal immigrant Dreamers. But they also back Mr. Trump’s three demands for a border wall, limits to the chain of family migration and an end to the Diversity Visa Lottery. Most striking of all is the public’s demand for lower overall legal immigration — a position that has little traction on Capitol Hill but one that is overwhelmingly popular across the country.”

Also: Immigration deal in jeopardy after Democrats retract border wall funding.

Plus: Michael Barone: After shutdown, Republicans have leverage on immigration.

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