Trump, White House appear at odds over GOP immigration bill

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Trump: 'I certainly wouldn't sign' House GOP immigration compromise

Trump was also critical of the GOP's deficit-raising budget bill, almost threatening to veto it over its increased spending, putting his legislative staff in a bind on a measure they'd helped draft.

The administration's crackdown on families crossing the border has led to a surge in the number of migrant children held in US government custody without their parents.

A powerful conservative group, Heritage Action, also came out strongly against the bill -urging GOP lawmakers to vote no. Trump is to travel to Capitol Hill Tuesday for a strategy session on upcoming immigration legislation.

Speaker Paul Ryan wants to hold a vote as soon as next week to put the issue to rest before the midterm election.

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump will meet with Republicans on Capitol Hill Tuesday as House GOP leaders continue to tamp down a rebellion among their ranks on immigration and ahead of votes on bills created to appease centrists in their party. The officials were not authorized to speak publicly and demanded anonymity. But passage in the Senate would require some Democratic support to meet the 60-vote threshold to avoid a filibuster.

Trump's commitment to the current policy showed no sign of faltering as voices of outrage and condemnation grew louder and more diverse. While it was negotiated with an understanding the White House would back it, he said in a "Fox & Friends" appearance on Friday that he would veto it.

The legislation provides $25 billion for the construction of a wall along the U.S-Mexico border. "The hardcore Trump voter has a different point of view than the ever-important independent voter, and there doesn't seem to be a middle ground".

"Go for it! WIN!" Leaders of the conservative bloc said they were waiting to see a final bill before weighing in.

House Republican leaders plan to whip support for the compromise measure later Friday.

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Boyd said his officers have dealt with the driver before, adding he was scouting the area earlier to try and pick up immigrants. Dimmit County is directly north of Webb County and east of Maverick County, which border Mexico .

His opposition would be an embarrassing and likely fatal setback.

"By effectively setting the DACA program in stone, Congress will be providing amnesty-that is, it is rewarding those who came here illegally with legal status, while others waited in line in order to come to the USA the right way", the group said. He suggested that plans for votes next week were being reconsidered.

He made the comment Friday after Mr. Trump told reporters that he won't sign a "moderate" bill. None spoke in support of the bill. The Goodlatte Bill, named after House Judiciary Committee chairman Rep.

House Republicans could move to strictly limit the Trump administration's policy of separating children from their parents at the border under immigration legislation expected to be considered next week.

The compromise bill would halt the separation of immigrant families seeking asylum at the border, which has been nearly universally denounced as inhumane.

And Bloomberg reports the White House "told lawmakers he misspoke".

Top congressional Republicans and White House aides struggled to understand Trump's comment.

The administration's new zero-tolerance policy, which requires prosecution of people arriving illegally at the border, has driven up the number of immigrant children in government shelters in the almost two months since it began.

Recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program can apply for "6-year indefinitely renewable contingent nonimmigrant legal status", so long as they came to the US before June 15, 2007 and were under age 31 when the program when the program began on June 15, 2012. Mr. Trump has terminated that program, though federal courts have temporarily kept it functioning. Under the bill, jurisdictions that decline to cooperate with federal immigration enforcement could be held liable for failing to detain people in the USA illegally for deportation proceedings.

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Trump is scheduled to go to Capitol Hill on Tuesday at 5:30 pm to speak with House Republicans about immigration reform. But Scaramucci noted on CNN Monday that Republicans control the House, Senate and presidency.

After at least six years in temporary legal status, DACA recipients could apply for permanent residency.

An expanded number of children who arrived legally with parents who have obtained work visas would also be covered. The Homestead facility held unaccompanied minor children during the Obama administration and recently reopened, according to multiple reports.

Several members involved in those talks say they plan to continue negotiations with a goal of voting on both legislative proposals next week.

But it is the Trump administration's decision to criminally prosecute parents crossing the border illegally, thus landing them in jail, that ultimately results in the separation. It prohibits the separation of undocumented families.

Almost 2,000 children were separated from their families over a six-week period in April and May after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a new "zero-tolerance" policy that refers all cases of illegal entry for criminal prosecution.

Ryan, R-Wis., said Thursday that he disagrees with the new policy of splitting up immigrant families.

On Thursday, Sessions defended the policy during a speech in Fort Wayne, Indiana. "Orderly and lawful processes are good in themselves and protect the weak and lawful".

"The Democrats forced that law upon our nation. I have to have that", Trump said. "That's the law, and that's what the Democrats gave us", he added.

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