Our daily digest is an update on the stories we’re following in Texas politics today. Here’s what we’re working on:

 

DACA Deadline:

The fate of DACA recipients remains unclear as their renewal deadline approaches. Thursday marks the last day for them to submit renewal applications before the Trump administration stops accepting them.

Last month — Trump announced the end of the program allowing undocumented immigrants who arrived as children to get jobs and protection from deportation.

Now, no new DACA applicants are being accepted and the Department of Homeland Security is not expected to extend the deadline.

Trump’s asked lawmakers in Washington to figure out a fix. But as Republicans push for tough immigration and border security measures in any compromise, the future of DACA recipients hangs in the balance.

Coming up at 7, we’ll bring you the story of one DACA recipient and why she’s worried that ending the program could mean she can no longer give back.

 

Border Wall Funding Passes Committee:

A Texan’s bill to fund a border wall is headed to the House floor. Congressman Michael McCaul’s Border Security for America Act passed his committee on a party line vote today.

The measure includes 10 billion dollars for the wall, 5 billion to improve ports of entry and adds 5000 border patrol and customs agents.

It also authorizes the federal government to reimburse states up to $35 million for use of National Guard assets to reinforce border security.

The bill is expected to pass the House — but unlikely to clear the Senate — where it needs a 60-vote majority.

 

Trump Visits Vegas, Bump Stock Bills Proposed:

President Trump and the First Lady were in Las Vegas Wednesday to meet with the victims of Sunday night’s deadly massacre.

Their visit comes on the same day the shooter’s girlfriend is being questioned by the FBI.

Meanwhile, the shooting is reigniting the gun control debate on Capitol Hill.

And much of the conversation is centering on a device used by the shooter to increase the amount of bullets his weapons could fire. Our Washington D-C Bureau reporter Alberto Pimienta will have more at 7pm.

 

Harvey’s Toll on the State Economy:

Comptroller Glenn Hegar joins us to discuss how the hurricane will impact the state budget, the potential costs to the state and what lawmakers are facing next session.

 

Political Analysts:

Democrat Harold Cook and Republican Ted Delisi are in to talk the reality of passing gun control legislation following the Las Vegas massacre.

 

Join us for these stories and more at 7pm on Capital Tonight.