"I don't see a reason to spend the money doing that", Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, said in an interview Friday. "I have to have that". The conservative alternative is considered to have no chance of passage. While both entail a lot of similar details, the Goodlatte bill is unlikely to advance in the Senate, which shot down proposals that were far less conservative in February.
Both the Republican bills under discussion, which have been blasted by Democrats and immigration advocacy groups as being too harsh, would fund the wall that Trump wants to build on the southwest border with Mexico.
When House Republicans released the compromise immigration measure Thursday, even supporters said it didn't yet have enough support to pass the House. Bob Goodlatte. The bill grants amnesty to roughly 700,000 illegal immigrant recipients of President Obama's illegal DACA executive order in the form of a renewable 3-year non-immigrant visa with no path to a green card.
On Friday, Trump suggested he would not change the policy unless Democrats agreed to his other immigration demands, which include funding a border wall, tightening the rules for border enforcement and curbing legal entry.
Republicans have produced a hard-right immigration measure and a separate package negotiated by the party's battling moderates and conservatives.
Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D-Ore.) asked Azar, "Is the policy of separating children from their parents in the best interest of those children?"
And when asked if Trump intended to speak with House Republicans, possibly with a trip to Capitol Hill, the official left open the possibility, saying with a shrug: "I mean, is he going to gaggle on the plane?"
Pro-immigration rallies were held on Long Island and nationwide Thursday night against the policy of separating parents and children when they cross the USA border illegally.
The separation of parents and their children at the U.S. -Mexico border is the byproduct of a new Trump administration policy to criminally prosecute immigrants who cross the border - thus separating parents from their kids when they are taken into custody.
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. Eventually, they could apply for citizenship. Or, as former White House chief economic adviser Gary Cohn put it more succinctly on Thursday at the Washington Post when discussing the ever-turbulent West Wing, where policy stances can quickly shift: "Tomorrow's a different day". A federal court case has temporarily allowed the program to keep running.
"Although the United States agrees that DACA is unlawful, here, the erroneous nationwide injunctions issued by district courts in the Eastern District of NY and Northern District of California would conflict with a preliminary injunction-and especially a nationwide one-in this case, subjecting the United States to inconsistent obligations", the DOJ wrote in its motion, which you can read here. "We can't have children with parents who are in incarceration, so they are given to me".
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