Skip to comments.Ryan says Trump backs compromise immigration plan
Posted on 06/13/2018 12:28:33 PM PDT by GIdget2004
President Donald Trump backs compromise immigration legislation that House Republican leaders are trying to craft in hopes of ending the partys standoff over the issue, Speaker Paul Ryan told GOP lawmakers Wednesday. Details of the measure remained in negotiation between conservatives and moderates, and whatever emerges faces an uphill climb.
Ryan, R-Wis., described Trumps support to fellow Republicans at a closed-door meeting Wednesday, lawmakers said. The presidents backing would bolster the chances that the package could pass the House over likely solid Democratic opposition, but enough Republicans could still defect to sink it.
Ryan addressed his colleagues a day after planning two votes next week on a pair of competing GOP immigration measures, one by conservatives and the other a still-evolving plan that leaders hope will appeal to both ends of the partys spectrum.
Ryan told lawmakers that he spoke to Trump on Tuesday and the president seemed very supportive of the compromise bill thats being drafted, Rep. Chris Collins, R-N.Y., told reporters. That was echoed by Rep. Brett Guthrie, R-Ky., who said, I know the president, according to Paul today, supports it.
The conservative bill would offer limited opportunities for young Dreamer immigrants to stay in the country legally and include tough border security measures, but it is widely expected to be defeated by a combination of Democrats and moderate Republicans. An alternative that leaders are still crafting would offer those immigrants a potential pathway to citizenship and address Trumps demands to limit legal immigration, but its fate is uncertain.
Ryan told reporters the votes would give Republicans an actual chance at making law and solving this problem. He also acknowledged the political pressure Republicans face to show their positions on the issue, saying the process will allow the votes that everybody is looking for.
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Why is it sooooo important to do this thing that polls show the people to be against?
No kidding. Why is this phvck tard spending ALL his time on this?
I don’t believe it for a second.
Even so, call up the WH and let them know; maybe Trump will humiliate Ryan by calling him out for being a massive liar.
Not the one Ryan is pushing before he leaves the house.
Hmmm what to believe... a fakenews org’s report on what Paul Ryan says about what Trump supports in immigration legislation, or... everything Trump has said and done on the subject for years.
No Amnesty, at all, in no shape or form yo......!!!
If it does not fund the wall, it is dead.
If it does not end chain migration, it is dead.
If it does not end lottery, it is dead.
If it does not implement merit-based immigration, it is dead
I wish that it not include AMNESTY, but suspect comprehensive will include some. Up to us to help Trump limit this to only a few kids, NOT all, and NOT their parents or relatives.
Someone needs to send Trump a copy of Machiavelli to deal with these swamp dwelling turds. He can start with Ryan.
Big donors - Cheap Labor Express, Chamber of Commerce, Koch brothers - have threatened to withhold campaign money for the midterms unless the GOP caves.
If this is the compromise, this is what Trump was talking about all along. Trump always proposed a 'limited' chance for so called 'Dreamers' to become citizens. It meant many years and staying 'crime free'... and such.
As usual, the devil is in the details.
He said he only signed the $1.3 trillion Omnibus bill, because of military funding, which blocked building of the wall and border security.
Kick out all illegals of every kind, from every place. Increase border security - 100% wall and intensive border patrols, no chain migration, no lotto. End anchor baby nonsense. That’s my compromise.
Remember Freepers, Ryan got that “letter” from Trump after his backstab on the tax-cut overhaul bill. Trump is not the type to forget.
Because he’s resigning and he already cashed in the Soros checks..
Gee... where have I heard that before?
If Trump supported it he’d have already said so himself in a tweet. Isn’t it great to control your own communications with no media filter?
Just trying to lose the mid-terms.
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