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GOP delays vote on ‘compromise’ immigration bill
The Republicans are low-regroup after the first immigration of the law is in draft, in the house; reaction and analysis on ‘the Five.’
GOP leaders abruptly pulled a compromise immigration bill from consideration late Thursday, the announcement of the measure would not come to a vote before the weekend, as originally — planned and threw a further wrench in Republican leaders ” tried to take action, in the midst of the controversy at the border.
A vote on the updated bill will be held next week, House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Mike McCaul, R-Texas, told reporters.
McCaul expressed confidence after an evening meeting with other top house Republicans, that the compromise bill will, ultimately, votes safe required to pass, said the party leader had “one of the best conversations ever” late Thursday.
The updated bill also requirements to be taken into account next week, the employers use E-verify to Verify the legal status of their workers, Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Calif., reporters said.
The sudden movement seemed to be a setback for the Congress-Republicans, who have not earlier existed in the day, a more conservative immigration proposal in the midst of party divisions and the mess that has boiled more seen in public.
But while the conservative immigration bill compromise-and bill were both going to be in the day, house leaders seemed to be more optimistic than ever late Thursday that the updated compromise measure has a good chance of passage.
The compromise measure 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 some of the nearly 1.8 million so-called “dreamers,” illegal immigrants to the United States at a young age.
Add to the legislative confusion, a GOP legislator bill Thursday afternoon remained uncertain about the precise content of the compromise, and the planned conference later in the day, as they scrambled to iron 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.”‘
“This is a bill that the President supports. It is a bill that could become law.”
– House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif.
“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.
My government will act quickly to address the illegal immigration crisis on the Southern border. Gaps in our immigration laws supported by extremist open border Democrats…and that is what you are – you are extremist open border Democrats…. pic.twitter.com/F73I5gu0Q5
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 21, 2018
While the conservative bill was the fact that it received 193 votes — finishing is much closer to the 215 necessary to adopt a law, as many before — had raised said the question of whether the house GOP leadership had, indeed, its viability underestimated rejected with 41 Republicans and all Democrats in Opposition.
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.
For their part, Democrats ripped the compromise bill unequivocally.
“It is not a compromise,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., reporters said. “There can be a compromise with the devil, but it is not a compromise with the Democrats.”
Even if the Republicans managed to pass one of the bills, it would filibuster long odds in the Senate, where 60 votes are needed to overcome. Republicans hold 51 seats in the Senate.
“What is the purpose of the house good immigration do invoice, if you need 9 votes from Democrats in the Senate, and the Dems are just a Hinder to the search (what you feel is good for you, in the Mid-Terms),” Trump wrote on Twitter on Thursday. “The Republicans need to get rid of the stupid Filibuster rule-it is to kill you!”
Fox News’ Chad Pergram, Anne Ball, and The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Gregg Re is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @gregg_re.