In years past, around December, my teammates would often pause by my desk and ask: "What do you think we'll be covering next year?"
I've always found this a fun thought exercise, and, at some point, my editor suggested I jot down my answers and share them beyond our cubicles. And so, here are a few predictions for 2018.
A quick reminder, though: I don't have a real crystal ball or a time machine. Just gut instinct, which occasionally fails me.
1. DACA will end
Since 2012, the federal policy is known as DACA — Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals — has protected roughly 800,000 undocumented immigrants from deportation. Under DACA, immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children are able to stay, work and get an education. A few months ago, the Trump administration announced it was ending the Obama-era program but left open the possibility that Congress could reinstate it by March 2018.