After Her Immigration Bill Fails, McSally Crows That It "Nearly" Passed

Elias Hubbard
June 25, 2018

The compromise measure would provide US$25 billion for Trump's long-sought border wall, offer a pathway to citizenship to young undocumented immigrants and keep migrant families together.

But in a Friday tweet the president said, "Republicans should stop wasting their time on Immigration until after we elect more Senators and Congressmen/women in November".

The US House of Representatives on Thursday defeated a Republican bill created to significantly reduce visas for legal immigration and to temporarily protect illegal "Dreamer" youths from deportation, but not offer them a path to permanent legal residency.

Democrats hoping to flip enough seats to regain control of the U.S. House of Representatives say they aren't putting all their eggs in the anti-Trump basket. Outside conservative groups labeled that as "amnesty" and urged Republicans to reject it.

His opinion piece comes just a week after his appearance on Bill Maher's show in which he said the GOP was operating out of fear and two short days after Will seemingly made the case for Bill Weld to restore conservatism as our next president.

Trump demonstrated Friday after his tactical retreat on immigration policy that there is no strategic shift to his overall tough approach to those attempting to illegally enter the country - vowing to "end the immigration crisis, once and for all".

She called on Democrats to help Trump fix the immigration system - after Trump said Republicans should wait until after November's congressional elections.

Rep. Mike McCaul said on Sunday that while he is optimistic that a so-called consensus bill on immigration can be passed next week, the biggest issue that needs to be addressed immediately is the separation of migrant children from their parents at the U.S. -Mexico border.

Speaker Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., who had attempted to broker an agreement between moderate and conservative Republican factions on the second bill, earlier had seemed to concede defeat, telling Fox News that lawmakers were "planting seeds" for an "ultimate solution". "Dems are just playing games, have no intention of doing anything to solve this decades old problem". So, this deal of voting on a compromise bill, crafted by House GOP leadership, and a more conservative bill, spearheaded by Rep.

Conservative columnist George Will is hoping President Donald Trump's horrifying zero-tolerance policy on the border that led to the separation of thousands of kids from their parents will be the last straw for many people planning to vote Republican in the 2018 midterms.

Last month, Republican moderates moved to force votes on several immigration bills - including bipartisan measures that would easily pass with mostly Democratic support.

If House votes on immigration fail Thursday - which lawmakers said is a real possibility - vulnerable Republicans are ready to defy their party establishment and work with Democrats to revive the effort.

"We will cross that bridge if we get to it", he said. But, after the first vote series of the day Thursday, it became clear that rank-and-file members were a mix of confused and uncomfortable with what they knew about the compromise bill. "We are going to get an immigration agreement done".

The bill would make citizenship a possibility for "Dreamer" immigrants brought illegally to the USA when young.

It came a day after Trump - in a stunning about-face - moved to end the practice of splitting migrant families after they cross into the United States from Mexico.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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