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Red-State Senators: Immigration Advocates and Re-Election Prospects

red-state senators: Perhaps the most powerful Democrat in Washington, Schumer has so far succeeded in keeping his party unified in a bid to use the government funding fight to push for protections for some 700,000 young immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children, according to The Chronicle Herald. But he has little margin for error in this first major test of his muscle and manoeuvring as leader. For immigration advocates, he's their best hope. The pragmatist is balancing the demands of a liberal base eager for a fight with President Donald Trump and the political realities of red-state senators anxious about their re-election prospects this fall. The question is, how do we get out of here in a way that reflects what the majority of the body wants to do, said Sen. Some of those senators met with Schumer Sunday morning and urged a compromise to end the shutdown. ( As reported in the news.