Using a procedural method that their House Speaker does NOT want?
Moderate Republicans , who want Congress to act on paasing legislation to codify the program which has been extended repeatily by Presidential action…..
Democrats will wait until the Republicans get enough votes on board before they join the effort to bring the issue up for a vote….
Along with the moderate GOPer’s wishes for a vote would be the choice of a vote for a more conservative based immigration bill…
At least 17 House Republicans are ready to put some force behind their calls for a “queen of the hill” rule to set up a series of immigration votes, signing a discharge petition that could launch the winner-take-all legislative process against GOP leaders’ wishes.
The group of moderate Republicans, led by Florida’s Carlos Curbelo and Jeff Denham of California, are frustrated that the House has not voted on legislation to protect young undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children from deportation in the eight months since President Donald Trump announced he would end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that shelters roughly 700,000 of the so-called Dreamers.
Trump had provided Congress with a March 5 deadline to act, but that became moot after two federal judges in New York and California blocked the administration from ending the program and the Supreme Court denied an administration request to overturn those rulings. ….