So, here's what's going on on the Hill right now.
By way of background: when the shutdown ended last month, McConnell promised an open Senate floor debate on DACA protections after Feb 8 *if the government is still open by then.*
Rs really don't like the idea of voting on Dreamer protections, because they divide their caucus and unite ours. If a vote must happen, R strategy is to pair DACA with nasty xenophobic provisions that can bring some of their right flank on board.