"That's why I don't get overly excited with the House bill right now because it's not going to pass in the Senate", he said. Until it does so, he said, HHS will have to wait for families to go through immigration proceedings or be granted asylum before reuniting children with their parents.
"This only works if Trump's behind us", one member said.
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Several House conservatives left a closed-door meeting of Republicans on Tuesday expressing discontent with the broad bill. Another 112 Republicans voted "no".
The defeat reflects GOP worries over alienating conservatives, whom they'll need in this fall's elections.
The state's four GOP representatives all voted for the bill, which failed 121-301.
However, the second bill, a so-called "moderate" or "comprise" one, won much less Republican votes than the "hardline" bill which failed last week in the House with 193 in favor and 231 against.
Even though the bill was written in coordination with his team, he said two weeks ago he wouldn't sign it.
In a letter to lawmakers, the White House writes that the administration "strongly supports" the legislation. In addition to allotting $25 billion for construction of Trump's proposed wall on the U.S. -Mexico border, the bill would have limited both legal and illegal immigration. U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw in San Diego ordered border authorities to reunite children with their families within 30 days of the Tuesday ruling, or 14 days if the child is younger than 5.
The measure, a modified version of a conservative border security and immigration bill from Reps. They also asked her, "How does he sleep at night?"
McConnell's office said they do not typically comment on protests.
The problem was despite the possibility of some bi-partisan support the bill died when the Freedom Caucus would not support provided a t path to citizenship for Dreamers wanted by the Democrats, and in exchange they were willing to give funding to build President Trump's border wall as well as curbing legal immigration.
A far-reaching Republican immigration bill is careening toward likely House rejection.
House GOP leadership put forward the bill in an attempt to tamp down a revolt from the moderate wing of the party.
Taking to Twitter for an all-caps tirade, Trump made an effort to rally support for the compromise legislation after some Republican lawmakers seemed wary to support it. His comments after the vote echoed a tweet from him last week, which was widely interpreted as a signal that Republicans shouldn't vote for it either. Confident that they will always be able to blame Republicans for the plight of illegal aliens, Democrats are happy to sit back and watch the situation become worse, steadfastly ignoring the humanitarian catastrophe of mass illegal immigration.