The Trump Administration Could Reject Legal Status For Immigrants If They Used Food Stamps Or Obamacare
"It represents a massive change to decades of immigration law while going around Congress to do it," said one immigration activist.
Republicans weren’t able to repeal Obamacare, but the White House has come up with several ways to make it easier for people to leave the individual markets.
House Republicans are working on another immigration bill when they come back from summer break, but that bill will not include any solution for the 700,000 DREAMers in legal limbo.
“I think in his heart Paul knows that legal immigration is good for the country and that cutting legal immigration is bad. Unfortunately, as Speaker that’s not where his caucus is right now.”
“When he’s back talking about the Supreme Court or regulations, they will be back publicly supporting him.”
From travel bans to scrapping Obama-era programs.
Congress is unlikely to take another shot at an immigration bill anytime soon after yet another attempt ended in failure Wednesday.
It was always going to be difficult for Republicans to pass an immigration bill. Their latest effort was “torpedoed by tweet” Friday.
The bill took a harsh approach to DACA and would have dealt with the child separation crisis by allowing children to be detained with their parents at the border.
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“This is one of the bigger divides I’ve ever seen here.”
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"It appears to me much of this could be done with a phone call," said Sen. Bob Corker.
It’s the party’s best shot at passing an immigration bill, but still faces long odds of becoming law.
After a chaotic few weeks where moderate Republicans revived the immigration debate, it now looks as likely as ever that Congress will fail to act before the last legal protections for DACA recipients run out.
Moderates in the House spent weeks of claiming they had the votes to force an immigration debate. In the end, they didn’t.
“If [Republicans] want to call me a gun grabber, go ahead and see if that doesn’t backfire on them.”
Despite conflicting reports, an outline of a deal appears to be forming. But they only have until Tuesday before things get much more complicated.
House Republicans are trying to beat a June 25 deadline to reach a deal on DACA and border funding. But as the party heads into a key meeting Thursday, its factions remain divided.
The retaliation has already begun.
“Going along to get along will only get you so far when they [the Freedom Caucus] keep doing the same thing,” said one moderate Republican.
GOP moderates succeeded in extracting an immigration vote from Paul Ryan, which angered conservative hardliners so much that a farm bill went down as collateral damage.