Budget finally OK, Congress heads into big immigration fight

  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., waves as he leaves the Senate chamber early Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington, after the Senate passed a budget deal and spending measure to reopen the federal government, sending the bill to the House. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)

WASHINGTON — They can all claim wins in the big budget agreement: President Donald Trump, congressional Republicans and Democrats, too. Next up, however, is a Senate immigration battle that may well lead nowhere, complicated by divisions within parties rubbed raw by the spending pact plus election-year pressures that always make compromise challenging.