There is only a remote chance for an immigration policy change coming from Congress right now….After January 2019?…Things WILL change….
While moderate Republicans and Democrats in the House are for it….
Conservatives are vehemently against keeping the DACA/Dreamers here…
We are watching how the moderate’s Republicans are trying to maneuver a vote in the house against their party leaders’ wishes….
Republican leaders had hoped that reaching a compromise would stop moderate members from employing a rarely used procedural move called a discharge petition to force a vote on four immigration bills. As of Thursday, the petition was three GOP signatures away from reaching the needed 218.
“Obviously time is of the essence if we want to have a legislative process that we can control,” Ryan said. “What we are doing now is reaching consensus on how to address those four pillars. … I realize they are only three away.” Ryan wouldn’t say what tangentially changed during the two-hour meeting.
Turlock Republican Rep. Jeff Denham, a leader of the petition effort, said moderates had held back on collecting the last few signatures needed to give negotiations time.
But because House rules limit when such measures can be voted on, the group now says it will give negotiations until Tuesday to reach a deal, and then proceed with the petition.
House members have proposed more than half a dozen bills to address the status of hundreds of thousands of people brought to the country illegally as children, but it remains unclear whether any can pass. President Trump ended the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program last fall and told the House and Senate they had until March 5 to find a solution through legislation.
The Senate brought up and failed to pass several bills, but the House never voted on legislation of its own. Ryan promised a solution in March but has also said he doesn’t see the point in trying to pass an immigration bill that doesn’t include Trump’s priorities, and which he won’t sign.