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    Shutdown Ends With Promises to Debate Immigration

    “Nobody trusts anybody around here.” So said Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham before the Senate voted on yesterday’s spending bill to end the three-day government shutdown. But trust played a hand: Enough Democrats believed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s promise to address policy toward “dreamers” — immigrants brought to America illegally as children — that they passed the bill, later signed by President Donald Trump, which funds the government through Feb. 8. That incensed some activists, who worried that the left had given up its leverage without any guarantees to protect immigrants.

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