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Both House GOP Immigration Bills Expected to Fail

Both House GOP Immigration Bills Expected to Fail
House Freedom Caucus founder Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, said he will not support a compromise bill that would provide a path to citizenship for immigrants. (AP)

By    |   Wednesday, 20 June 2018 02:49 PM

House Republicans are poised to vote Thursday on the two competing immigration bills, and both are expected to fail, Politico reports.

Republicans cannot agree on what exactly President Donald Trump was asking them to during a Tuesday night meeting on Capitol Hill. GOP leadership tried to convince conservatives Wednesday the president wanted them to pass the compromise legislation, but that is not what conservatives heard, Politico reports.

That compromise bill provides a pathway to citizenship – amnesty – for illegals already in the country while funding Trump's border wall and ending the practice of separating families.

No dice for conservatives.

"I don't plan on supporting the second one," Politico quoted House Freedom Caucus founder Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, said of the compromise bill.

Instead, many more Republicans are rallying around standalone legislation that would end the administration's ability to separate families of immigrants trying to illegally cross the border.

However, Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., wants to pass comprehensive immigration reform that also addresses family separation, and it is not clear if he will OK a standalone measure to address the administration's "zero tolerance" policy, Politico reports.  

Either way, it might be a moot point; Trump on Wednesday said he would "sign something" to end the practice of separating families at the border.

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