AMNESTY WATCH: 20 GOP House Members Urge Speaker Ryan To Act On Immigration
Nearly two dozen House Republicans on Thursday pressed Speaker Paul Ryan to act quickly on legislation that would protect some 800,000 young immigrants brought illegally to the United States as children.
The lawmakers said efforts to grant such deportation protection would easily pass the House, with dozens in the GOP set to join Democrats in backing any bill.
These immigrants are facing an uncertain future after President Donald Trump’s decision to end Obama-era temporary protections. Trump has given Congress until March to come up with a fix.
Democrats, the minority party in the House, repeatedly have pressed for a legislative solution. Now, this show of support from Republicans, including some from competitive House districts, reflects a political shift.
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