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Jim Jordan: Freedom Caucus Will Fight Dreamers' Path to Citizenship

Jim Jordan: Freedom Caucus Will Fight Dreamers' Path to Citizenship
Rep. Jim Jordan (Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

By    |   Sunday, 11 February 2018 12:23 PM

The conservative Freedom Caucus is gearing up for “the big fight” over immigration and protection for so-called Dreamers — and won’t relent on its opposition to a path to citizenship, Rep. Jim Jordan said Sunday.

In an interview on “Fox News Sunday,” the Ohio Republican discounted that the Freedom Caucus had lost its influence in the debate over a spending bill.

“We got a big debate coming, the debate on immigration, and the Freedom Caucus is going to be in the middle of that,” he said, adding the group supports legislation sponsored by Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va. “that's consistent with the election. “

“It says build the border security wall, end chain migration, stop sanctuary city policy, do all those things that the American people want us to do,” he said of the bill. “That's the big fight coming. That's what we're going to be weighing in and trying to accomplish.”

He declared the caucus, however, won’t accept a compromise from the Senate that includes a path to citizenship and beefed up border security.

“The Freedom Caucus won't support that, I don't think of the majority of the House of Representatives will support that. And Speaker Ryan knows that he can't put a bill on the floor unless the majority of the House Republicans are supportive of that measure.”

He added the the spending bill and whatever happens on immigration will loom large in the midterm elections.

“Heck yes,” he said. “I mean, come on, when you get elected to do the right thing in immigration and a bill talking about in the Senate may be passing, that's not going to — that's going to hurt I think turnout… And then when you increase spending, $300 billion, just grow government, run a trillion dollar deficit — heck yes that can hurt us.”

“That's why we're so focused on making sure this immigration bill gets done right,” he said. “That's why we fought the spending bill as hard as we did last week.”

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The conservative Freedom Caucus is gearing up for "the big fight" over immigration and protection for so-called Dreamers - and won't relent on its opposition to a path to citizenship, Rep. Jim Jordan said Sunday.In an interview on "Fox News Sunday," the Ohio Republican...
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