House overwhelmingly rejects immigration bill despite Trump's call to pass it

A mother migrating from Honduras holds her 1-year-old child as surrendering to U.S. Border Patrol agents after illegally crossing the border Monday

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"While today's vote is a setback, I will not take a step back".

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Tuesday that if the legislation failed to pass, Republicans would attempt to propose a new bill focused on family separations at the U.S. -Mexico border.

The bill would have offered a path to citizenship to hundreds of thousands of immigrants who were brought to the United States as children, allocated $25 billion dollars for a wall on the U.S. -Mexico border, made it more hard for immigrants to seek asylum, and eliminated several avenues of legal immigration, among other provisions.

And they also claim to be concerned about reports the "Trump administration may be coercing parents to waive their legal rights and leave the country in order to be reunited with their children".

Democrats voted en masse against the House legislation, which would provide a shot at citizenship for hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought illegally to the children.

However, the two sides have yet to cobble together a majority to pass the legislation.

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All Ohio Democrats voted against the bill, as did Republicans Bob Latta of Bowling Green and House Freedom Caucus members Jim Jordan of Champaign County and Warren Davidson of Miami County.

After two delays, the GOP compromise bill has failed in the house amid ongoing speculation on Capitol Hill that the measure would not pass.

The House plans its showdown roll call on the Republican immigration bill for Wednesday.

As such, the compromise bill (dubbed "Goodlatte 2") attracted fewer GOP votes than the hardline one.

Rep. Carlos Curbelo, who led the effort alongside Denham, slammed his conservative colleagues who voted to maintain the status quo's broken immigration system, summing up their opposition as a preference for the "petty politics of immigration".

Gheen faulted Washington-based low-immigration advocates who signed onto the less-generous legislation sponsored by Goodlatte. Democrats, though, said the bill would have made that path more hard.

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"This only works if Trump's behind us", one member said.

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) said she agrees that families should not be separated at the border.

Rep. Mia Love said the delegation stood together to vote for the bill "because it represented a good-faith effort to achieve" immigration policy goals of protecting families, improving public safety, and enhancing economic and community stability.

Breitbart News's Neil Munro noted that House and Senate Democrats launched a "shame campaign" against Border Patrol agents and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents.

'I think strong borders and no crime, that's us.and I think that's going to be a great election point for us, ' he said.

Democrats denounced it as "anti-immigrant", voting against it along with 112 Republicans who felt it was insufficiently tough.

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Although Trump issued an executive order on June 20 to end the family separations, the American Civil Liberties Union, which brought the San Diego case, said the order contained "loopholes" and did little to fix the problem.

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