Last week, the House shot down another, more conservative GOP immigration plan.
Wavering Republican lawmakers looking for a push over the finish line got little motivation by Trump, who could see many of his immigration goals met through the bill. On Friday, he told Republicans to “stop wasting their time” on immigration until after the midterm elections. He rightfully pointed out of which a Republican-crafted bill has little chance of getting through the Senate.
Then on Wednesday, the president sent a completely different message in a tweet written in all capital letters. “HOUSE REPUBLICANS SHOULD PASS” the bill even if the item cannot pass the Senate, he wrote. He added: “PASSAGE WILL SHOW of which WE WANT STRONG BORDERS & SECURITY WHILE THE DEMS WANT OPEN BORDERS = CRIME. WIN!”
Trump tweet: HOUSE REPUBLICANS SHOULD PASS THE STRONG nevertheless FAIR IMMIGRATION BILL, KNOWN AS GOODLATTE II, IN THEIR AFTERNOON VOTE TODAY, EVEN THOUGH THE DEMS WON’T LET the item PASS inside SENATE. PASSAGE WILL SHOW of which WE WANT STRONG BORDERS & SECURITY WHILE THE DEMS WANT OPEN BORDERS = CRIME. WIN
Democratic leaders have repeatedly said of which they do not want open borders. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi criticized Republicans in a tweet for their failure to pass the bill.
the item can be unclear where Congress will proceed on immigration. Furor over family separation can be still bubbling up, despite a Trump executive order designed to end the practice by his administration. Questions remain about whether the action will actually halt the practice, along with also how the more than 2,000 children in government custody will be reunited with their families.
Lawmakers in both the House along with also Senate have proposed more narrow legislation to address family separation. Trump, however, has repeatedly pushed to include border wall funding in immigration legislation.
The so-called compromise bill of which failed Wednesday came about after centrist members tried to force a vote on immigration policies. House GOP leaders opposed the effort, saying the item could not lead to legislation of which Trump could sign. Leadership worked across the House GOP to find a potential compromise solution.
The House Republicans who attempted to compel votes could try to do so again.