GOP House rep: Trump 'still 100 percent' behind immigration bill

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That bill would provide $25 billion for Trump's border wall and set new limits on family visas in favor of merit-based entry - but also create a path to citizenship for young "Dreamers".

President Donald Trump told Republicans he supported both House Republican immigration bills.

Republican leaders in the US House of Representatives delayed for a second time - likely to next week - a vote on an immigration bill they had originally planned to take up on Thursday. But according to Michael McCaul, a Republican lawmakers from Texas and a co-sponsor of the hard-line bill, the White House was not giving up on it.

Despite that tweet, Trump then continued to talk about immigration in subsequent following tweets.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says Democrats and the news media exploited for political purposes a widely circulated photograph of a 2-year-old Honduran girl as her mother is searched near the U.S. -Mexico border.

While both bills were originated by Republicans, one is generally considered the more "conservative" bill, authored by retiring Rep.

Family members were called by Trump to the presidential lectern to recount how their loved ones were killed by those who were in the United States illegally. Both bills were largely seen as partisan measures with dim chances of passage and nearly no path forward to becoming law, the latest failure in Congress to reach consensus on the divisive issue.

At the time, he said he would support either of two GOP bills on immigration reform.

The moderates agreed to hold off on a discharge petition that would have forced four immigration votes - two on bills supported more by Democrats and than Republicans - to negotiate a compromise with their GOP colleagues.

In recent days, the focus has shifted to the Trump administration's wrenching of migrant children from their parents.

This latest GOP melodrama over immigration is a self-inflicted wound, brought about moderate Republicans who wanted to force the House to vote on an issue that has long divided the GOP conference.

But he says the "only real solution" is for Congress to close loopholes in the immigration system, saying "If we don't close these loopholes there is no amount of money or personnel in the world".

Republicans have been squabbling over competing immigration bills in the House, failing to pass a more conservative measure last week and delaying a vote on a compromise bill until this week. Dems are just playing games.

When pressed on when exactly a vote on the compromise bill would take place, Jordan said Sunday that "the reason it hasn't happened is because it would have got a lot less votes than the conservative bill, the one that is consistent with the mandate of the election".

The immigration bill sponsored by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) failed to pass through the House on Thursday. Asked if Trump was doing that, Walden pivoted toward a door and said, "I'll leave it at that". "There are many rooms full of women going through the same thing".

On DACA - The conservative bill allows for current recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program to apply for a three-year renewable legal status allowing them to work and travel overseas.

"They're not concerned with talking about Donald Trump as much as they are about talking about how people in their communities want their children to have job opportunities in the communities that they grew up in", Clark said.

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