House Dumps Trump's Immigration Bill, Deep-Sixing A Sizable Increase In Border Surveillance

Trump warns Maxine Waters 'Be careful what you wish for'

Trump warns Maxine Waters 'Be careful what you wish for'

President Donald Trump is brushing off the failure of the Republican-led House to pass a far-ranging immigration bill.

The measure would give some young immigrants a chance of citizenship, finance President Donald Trump's proposed border wall and bar the Homeland Security Department from taking children from immigrant families caught entering the US illegally. Trump has suggested he'd "have no choice" but to force a shutdown over the wall, but Democrats and many Republicans oppose that spending.

The president's message is a sharp turn from last week when he blamed Democrats for obstructing potential immigration reform and said that Republicans "should stop wasting their time on Immigration" until after the midterms.

The repeatedly delayed vote marks the umpteenth attempt by a deadlocked Congress to legislate a broad solution to the problem of illegal immigration - against the backdrop of a bitter political fight over the separation of migrant families at the Mexican border.

The two votes in the House this week came after House Republicans failed for years to allow a vote at all on an immigration bill, reflecting deep divisions among House Republicans, fomented in part by Buck himself, who is a member of the ulta-right Freedom Caucus.

Other results from the survey show that the public is becoming more favorably disposed toward immigrants in the second year of the Trump administration. Feinstein introduced a bill requiring that families stay together but doesn't specify the restrictions on their movement, which Republicans have said could mean a return to "catch and release".

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., bought more time for negotiations when he postponed a planned vote on the compromise. House leaders had originally intended the compromise vote to take place on the same day.

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If he's telling teams not to pitch him, that tells me he's narrowed his choice to two destinations", Kellerman said. I've got a couple sources that I've trusted for many years that have never let me down.

Trump has issued an executive order reversing his own family separation policy, but around 2,000 children remain removed from relatives.

Trump went on to say he believes immigration will be "a great election point" for Republicans come November. The Senate rejected three proposals in February, including one reflecting Trump's hard-line policies and two bipartisan plans. Amid concerns that the more moderate bill might not only fail but do so spectacularly, they kicked the vote back to this week, hoping to shore up support. The bill would have allowed the government to use money from a $7 billion fund to build new detention facilities, and lift the cap prohibiting the government from detaining accompanied children for more than 20 days, a provision Democrats claim would allow the government to detain children with their parents indefinitely.

Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to march in dozens of US cities on Saturday to protest family separations carried out by the Trump administration, according to organizers.

However, conservatives relish such tough stances and rather than achieving middle ground, leaders' efforts have largely underscored how irreconcilably divided the Republicans are on the topic.

More: Did the Obama administration separate families?

"We're hopeful that they can reach an agreement to deal with this real emergency issue", McConnell told reporters, referring to a Senate compromise effort by Democrat Dianne Feinstein and Republican Ted Cruz.

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