U.S. House starts recess as immigration battle rages

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May 24, 2018

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a roundtable on immigration and the gang MS-13 at the Morrelly Homeland Security Center in Bethpage, New York, U.S., May 23, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives broke on Thursday for an 11-day recess with majority Republicans deadlocked over legislation to protect “Dreamer” immigrants from deportation while President Donald Trump insisted that Congress meet all his hard-line immigration demands.

Republicans have been deeply divided for years over immigration. The conservative base has been pushing to tighten the borders even as the party, hoping to keep its majority in Congress in November’s election, has been trying to reach out to Hispanic voters who are a growing force in American politics.

The issue has House Speaker Paul Ryan in one of the toughest struggles of his career.

On one side, Trump and conservatives in Congress insist on construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and a clampdown on both legal and illegal immigration. Centrist Republicans, meanwhile, are pressing for permanent protections that could lead to citizenship for the “Dreamers,” immigrants who were brought illegally as children to the United States.

2 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • CharlieSeattle says:

    Patriots stop more Reps from signing the “discharge petition” that will, if successful, force the House of Representatives to vote on an amnesty-only bill. And we’re working to get those who already co-sponsored the underlying measure to remove their names.

    The House group led by Republicans Rep. Jeff Denham, and Rep. Carlos Curbelo, only needs FIVE MORE SIGNATURES of either party to force the vote.

    Funny irony — Rep. Denham’s own Hispanic constituents OPPOSE his policy ideas on immigration!

    https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/new-poll-jeff-denhams-hispanic-constituents-dont-want-his-amnesty/

    A new poll by Pulse Opinion Research (toplines here, crosstabs here) shows that Hispanic voters in Denham’s 10th Congressional District oppose his approach and support instead the Goodlatte bill’s approach, the one endorsed by the president and supported by most House Republicans.

  • CharlieSeattle says:

    Patriots stop more Reps from signing the “discharge petition” that will, if successful, force the House of Representatives to vote on an amnesty-only bill. And we’re working to get those who already co-sponsored the underlying measure to remove their names.

    The House group led by Republicans Rep. Jeff Denham, and Rep. Carlos Curbelo, only needs FIVE MORE SIGNATURES of either party to force the vote.

    Funny irony — Rep. Denham’s own Hispanic constituents OPPOSE his policy ideas on immigration!

    https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/new-poll-jeff-denhams-hispanic-constituents-dont-want-his-amnesty/

    A new poll by Pulse Opinion Research (toplines here, crosstabs here) shows that Hispanic voters in Denham’s 10th Congressional District oppose his approach and support instead the Goodlatte bill’s approach, the one endorsed by the president and supported by most House Republicans.

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