Hurricane Relief, DACA Among Issues Facing Congress

WASHINGTON – With Hurricane Irma approaching Florida, relief money for those affected by Hurricane Harvey remains a question for Congress.

According to News Channel Nebraska investigative reporter Joe Jordan politics will no doubt be a factor in the discussion.

:43     “…couple of weeks.”

Jordan says it will be a busy Congress that will have to tackle the relief funds, budget issues and they have six months to come up with a fix for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). While California has the most people covered by DACA, there are many that call Nebraska home.

:43     “…that he will.”

DACA is an Obama administration policy that allowed children of illegal immigrants to avoid deportation and become eligible for work permits.

A rally was held on the steps of the capitol building in Lincoln on Tuesday to oppose President Trump’s decision to rescind the policy. Speakers included UNL students covered by the policy, immigration lawyers and Crete Mayor Roger Foster.

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