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House to vote on two immigration bills. Will they consist of?
Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-N. D.), weighs in on President Trump’s policy of the separation of children from their parents, which is illegal in the US, and discusses whether the house will pass two bills, the direction of the voice.
An immigration overhaul, supported by conservatives, failed in the house Thursday, as GOP leaders abruptly delayed a vote on a separate compromise measure, in the midst of the party-divisions.
While the conservative version was expected to fail, house leaders hoped that the compromise measure — now set for a Friday — vote might have a chance.
But the compromise of account you have difficulties of winning broad Republican support, in spite of the full appropriation of $25 billion for the office of President trump border wall. The crux of the matter is that the legislation would have also brought a path to citizenship for the nearly 1.8 million so-called “dreamers,” illegal immigrants to the United States at a young age.
Add to the legislative confusion, GOP lawmakers remained confused about the precise content of the compromise bill Thursday afternoon, and have planned a conference later in the day as you painstakingly ironed out the problems.
Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N. C., Chairman of the house freedom Caucus, then speaker of the house of representatives Paul Ryan about discrepencies in the compromise bill on Wednesday, sources told Fox News.
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Meadows later told reporters the bill was “ready for prime time.”‘
“It was a communication Problem, in which the leadership of the compromise omitted bill, the main provisions that had been agreed before,” meadows spokesman Ben Williamson said in a statement. “We are working to solve it.”
The conservative bill, which was defeated, by a vote of the 231-193, would, no path to citizenship for young “dreamers” who came to the country illegally as children to curb legal immigration and strengthen border security. It authorized $would be only 25 billion for the border wall, without actually appropriating the funds, the would prefer — the White house.
The conservative bill would have provided approximately 700 000 beneficiaries of Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program the opportunity to apply for permanent extensions of the legal nonimmigrant status every three years.
The confusion in the house unfolds, as tensions run high over the debate about the family separations on the border.
President Trump, the sudden executive action on the border crisis came some of the urgency for Congress to act on immigration. But house GOP leaders were still pulling out to bring the holding Republicans only reluctantly on Board, in the hope that the solution of broader questions of immigration before the November midterm elections.
Passage of a comprehensive immigration law was always a long shot, but errors may well have come at a steeper price than Republicans triggered — and Trump — that is, expectations that, as the party in control of Congress and the White house, you can fix the nation’s long-standing problems with the entry.
“This is a bill that is the consensus. This is a bill that the President supports. It is a law that might is right,” said House majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Gregg Re is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @gregg_re.