Tuesday, June 12, 2018
As the mid-term elections near, Congress is seeing a push from moderate Republicans on immigration reform. Sarah D. Wire for the Los Angeles Times reports on the dance among Republicans in Congress on immigration reform and relief for recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Will something break in the next few weeks?
Wire writes that
"GOP House leaders have bumped up against the Tuesday deadline set by moderate Republicans to come up with a compromise immigration proposal. Otherwise, the dissidents intend to act to force a vote on four immigration bills later this month.
Moderate and conservative Republicans have struggled for years to come together on immigration. In recent weeks, Republicans frustrated by Congress’ failure to resolve the legal status of people brought to the country illegally as children have pushed the issue back into the spotlight."
Republican Congressmen Jeff Denham (Turlock, CA) has been a leader in the effort to push an immigration bill..