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GOP Congressman: Compromise Bill 'Still a Work in Progress'

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By    |   Friday, 22 June 2018 02:07 PM

Rep. Leonard Lance said Friday that the immigration compromise bill in the House is "still a work in progress," but he doesn't think it should be abandoned as President Donald Trump has suggested.

Trump tweeted Friday morning that "Republicans should stop wasting their time on immigration" until after the midterm elections, when more members of the GOP may be elected.

"I respectfully disagree," Lance said during an interview on MSNBC. "I think we should continue to work on it. Work on it today in the Congress and work on it next week. I want to solve this problem as quickly as possible."

He added, "We need path for citizenship for the dreamers," which the compromise bill would provide.

When asked about the mixed messages coming from Trump concerning his support for the compromise bill, Lance said that Trump "has indicated that he would sign the compromise bill, and I hope he would do so."

The congressman also addressed his previous comment that Trump should end his "zero-tolerance" policy, calling on Congress to "demand the administration return those children to their parents as quickly as possible."

"This is the responsibility of several departments of government including homeland security and we should demand officials at those agencies, that those children be returned to their parents as quickly as possible," Lance said.

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Rep. Leonard Lance said Friday that the immigration compromise bill in the House is "still a work in progress," but he doesn't think it should be abandoned, as President Donald Trump has suggested.
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Friday, 22 June 2018 02:07 PM
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