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Rep. McCaul on the chances Congress can solve immigration crisis
Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee on efforts to pass a compromise immigration bill.
Rep. Mike McCaul said Sunday that while he is optimistic that a so-called consensus bill can be passed on to immigration next week, the biggest Problem that must be dealt with immediately, is the separation of the children of immigrants, from their parents on the US-Mexican border.
“At least we have said in dealing with the family situation,” McCaul, R-Texas, the Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, in an interview on “Fox News Sunday” with Chris Wallace. “It is inhumane.”
McCaul added that he believes that the updated immigration-passed legislation in the house next week. GOP leaders abruptly pulled a compromise immigration bill from consideration Thursday amidst concerns that it would not garner broad Republican support.
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The updated invoice will be considered (will be this week include the requirements that employers use E-Verify to check the legal status of their workers, but would the citizenship for dreamers, immigrants — those who are illegally in the United States by their parents as children. There is also the financing for Trump would be the ambitious $25 billion wall with Mexico and to contain the authorities from pain-migrants-children of imprisoned parents.
The measure is the product of weeks of negotiations between party conservatives and moderates. To fix even so, the two GOP factions have been in the location of their final differences and vote-counters have not yet got a majority. Republicans, get no help from Democrats, who uniformly against the legislation.
The GOP-divisions come at a bad time for the party: elections are coming up and the immigration riveted the public’s attention for months. The Republicans, the fight to keep that house-had hoped to control, that the focus of cuts this autumn, the campaign on the economy and tax.
More importantly, sway the Republicans to want to trump political cover for the immigration legislation, which for the despised by hard-right voters. His recent statements on your account, and story of the abrupt flip-Flop on past health care and the expenditure of the measures is not reassuring.
Last Tuesday, Trump privately told house Republicans that he supports, to protect their legislation “1000 per cent” and would, during their campaigns, the legislator says. By Friday, he had tweeted that “the Republicans should stop wasting your time on immigration” and wait until after the elections in November, when he said that the GOP would agree to tougher laws, because it can attract the force in the Congress.
McCaul, on Sunday was quick to defend the President on the issue, the hurdles adopted by getting a immigration law.
“Set out policy and must repent, it is never good,” said McCaul, the Trump executive action is aimed at families, if they are held back, to illegally cross the border. He added: “But I would not blame the government; I would blame the Congress of the United States.”
Even if McCaul can garner enough Republican votes for the immigration pass legislation through the house, it is considered unlikely that a filibuster in the Senate.
The former Homeland Security Secretary under President Obama, Jeh Johnson, said on “Fox News Sunday” that a throttling of the flow of women and children, which is on the US border illegally-something that will not happen overnight, and the country needs to address the cause of the problem.
“This is a problem, said international in scope,” Johnson, noting that the rampant poverty and violence in Central American countries El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras are the reasons that so many people illegally come into the United States, He added that investment in these countries, as well as the cooperation with other, more stable Nations in the region, Panama, Costa Rica and Belize, could help, for example, against the flood of migrants.
“There are no easy fixes to this problem, and Washington is bad at finding long-term solutions,” Johnson said. “But this is not a simple problem and that is why we need to invest in a long-term solution.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.