Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Republican leadership reaches deal to put off immigration rebellion, will vote on 2 bills next week

CNN reports that Republicans leaders late yesterday night managed to pull together a long-awaited immigration agreement that satisfied both moderates and conservatives in their ranks, just moments before a self-imposed but significant deadline expired for a moderate-led insurrection on the issue.

The deal involved an agreement to vote on two immigration bills next week -- a conservative proposal that is not expected to have enough support to pass and a to-be-written bill that leadership is drafting based on weeks of closed-door negotiations among the two wings of the party. The proposal is aimed at offering a solution for recipients of the expiring Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program as well as additional resources for border security.

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