President Donald Trump ended Republicans' hopes of putting an immigration bill on his desk, dismissing the House GOP compromise bill as too moderate and something he would "certainly" not sign into law.
So Speaker Paul Ryan is going to have to find a way to entice most House conservatives to vote for the "moderate" alternative.
House Republicans who spent months carefully crafting an immigration reform plan found themselves not rounding up votes on Friday but refreshing their phone messages to see if a presidential tweet would blow up the entire effort.
If House Republicans actually wanted to put a stop to the Trump administration's inhumane separation of immigrant families, they could both pressure Sessions to reverse his new policy or advance a standalone, one-sentence bill that ends the Justice Department's "zero tolerance" plan with no strings attached.
Now, with November's congressional elections nearing, Republicans are scrambling to minimize a potential backlash among Hispanic voters.
President Trump called out NFL players who "take a knee" during the national anthem Friday, saying their protests "aren't a real issue" and asking them to submit names for his team to review for pardons. In the other, conservatives who want to crack down on illegal immigration and reduce legal immigration.
But the White House said later that Trump did in fact back the proposal that would protect the Dreamers, as well as the other, more hardline one.
They contradict assurances that House Republicans said they were given earlier this week by Stephen Miller, the main architect of the administration's approach on immigration. They have less than you do.
President Donald Trump speaks to reporters on the North Lawn of the White House Friday
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy declined to comment on Trump's remarks Friday morning, and aides to McCarthy and Ryan didn't respond to requests for comment. "I hate it", he said.
Trump also weighed in by tweet, writing that any bill "MUST HAVE" provisions financing his proposed wall with Mexico and curbing the existing legal immigration system. "If you're a Republican and you're facing a challenging political environment and the president who is very popular in your district, not mine, says that he's against this bill, why in the world would you vote in favor of it?"
"This bill will be hard to pass with Republican votes only unless President Trump says that he is considering supporting it". Only the compromise measure offers a chance at citizenship for young immigrants who arrived in the US illegally as children.
President Trump continued to blame Democrats. The petition, signed by all Democrats and a few dozen Republicans, is just two signatures short of the number needed to require the votes. He was commenting on the discharge petition/dreamers bill - not the new package.
Lecia Brooks, outreach director for the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), told the Daily Dot that aside from attending nationwide rallies against these practices and policies, there are at least three things people can do to channel their disagreement into tangible change.
Currently, children who arrive with their parents are sent to temporary government shelters while their parents go through the legal process.
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