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Republicans wrangle over DACA in tense private meeting

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House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy warned centrist Republicans that their effort to force a vote to protect Dreamers could cost the party its House majority and empower Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. If a discharge petition garners 218 signatures, the centrist lawmakers can force a vote on their plans to codify the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. All Democrats are expected to sign onto the discharge petition, enough Republicans are frustrated at the lack of movement to protect Dreamers to put the petition over the top.

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