Midday News Wrap 1.19.18 | WYPR

Midday News Wrap 1.19.18

Jan 19, 2018

President Trump met with congressional legislators on Tuesday in a public meeting on immigration.
Credit Courtesy of Evan Vucci / Associated Press

In this week's news, the federal government faces a shutdown as Baltimore’s mayor shakes up the city's police department.

The U.S. House and Senate are arguing about passing a short-term spending resolution to avoid what Republicans are calling "the Schumer Shutdown." Democrats say that the bi-partisan bill to preserve DACA crafted by Senator Lindsey Graham and Senator Dick Durbin has what it takes to solve the crisis for Dreamers, and avoid a messy and costly shutdown.

Meanwhile,  Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh has fired Police Commissioner Kevin Davis.  30-year city police veteran Darryl DeSousa began serving as acting commissioner this morning. 

Vivian Yee is a national immigration correspondent at The New York Times. She joins Tom on the line from the Times newsroom in New York to talk about DACA and the potential government shutdown.

Following that, Jean Marbella, an investigative reporter for the Baltimore Sun, joins Tom in Studio A to talk about what Commissioner's Davis' removal means for the city, and for the police department, which is operating under a consent decree with the U.S. Justice Department.