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    President Trump Says He ‘Certainly Wouldn’t Sign’ Paul Ryan’s Amnesty Bill

    June 15, 2018

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    President Donald Trump strongly affirmed on a surprise Friday morning Fox News appearance he would “certainly” not sign a “more moderate” Republican immigration bill that Speaker Paul Ryan is pushing in Congress.

    “I’m looking at both of them,” President Trump said speaking of two Republican immigration bills jockeying for support in Congress. Those two bills are Rep. Bob Goodlatte’s immigration bill and Speaker Ryan’s bill. He affirmed “certainly” that he “wouldn’t sign the more moderate one.” The “more moderate” bill of the two is Ryan’s bill.

    “I need a bill that gives this country tremendous border security,” Trump told Fox. He added that it has to end catch and release, end the visa lottery, and “we have to have the wall, if we don’t have the wall there’s no bill.”

    Trump also touched on the very low number of immigration court appearances by those who are given notices to appear.

    “We’re getting MS-13 out by the thousands, but we shouldn’t have to be going in to towns in Long Island and other places and getting them out. You know it’s almost like we’re liberating towns, it’s incredible,” said Trump who lauded the job that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is doing.

    President Trump also lauded the new Italian Prime Minister’s “very strong” position on immigration and hit the Democrats for having a weak position on immigration. He said the Democrats are responsible for separation of families under current immigration law. “We’re willing to change it today if they want to get in and negotiate, but they just don’t want to negotiate,” said Trump who accused the Democrats of not wanting security for the country.

    The Ryan bill was formally filed on Thursday. When White House press secretary Sarah Sanders was asked during Thursday afternoon’s press conference whether the president had a preference between the two bills, she sidestepped the opportunity to endorse either and instead repeatedly referred back to a four pillar immigration proposal President Trump laid out in January.

    Analysis of the discussion draft of Ryan’s bill has shown that it does not meet those four pillars. White House press staff refused to comment late Thursday afternoon on whether or not the president would stand by the four pillars he has set and oppose Ryan’s bill if it fails to meet those four pillars.

    Shortly after President Trump declared his opposition to Ryan’s bill, a Republican leader told the Associated Press that the House would not “take on” immigration bill without the president’s support:

    BREAKING: A Republican leader says House won’t `take on’ immigration without Trump support after president suggests opposition.

    — The Associated Press (@AP) 15 June 2018

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    Trump: I’m Not Signing The Compromise House Immigration Bill

    ED MORRISSEYPosted at 10:41 am on June 15, 2018

    Bad news for Paul Ryan and his hopes of pulling together both moderates and conservatives, but not entirely a surprise either. Ryan put down a rebellion in his own caucus and headed off a clean DACA authorization that almost succeeded in coming to the floor via a discharge petition, promising to allow both groups to craft their own bills for floor votes. They will advance next week with opposition from Democrats, meaning that neither is likely to pass anyway, but Donald Trump may have upset the applecart by categorically rejecting the proposal from the faction that nearly pulled off the discharge petition in the first place:

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    The House is set to vote on two immigration bills next week — a conservative proposal crafted by Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and a compromise proposal GOP leaders negotiated with moderates and conservatives.

    “I’m looking at both of them,” Trump told “Fox & Friends” in an interview Friday morning from the White House lawn. “I certainly wouldn’t sign the more moderate one.” …

    Democrats are opposed to both bills, and neither measure is expected to pass. Still, Trump’s comments are a blow to House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), who told the Republican Conference in a private meeting on Wednesday that the president was “excited” about the prospect of passing an immigration bill this year.

    The Goodlatte bill has zero chance of getting out of the House, let alone passing the Senate, where it will need at least a handful of Democrats to clear a cloture vote. The compromise bill supposedly solved that problem by making concessions in both directions, and just yesterday Ryan claimed that the bill had been written with cooperation from the White House:

    The speaker said that Republicans have been working “hand in glove” with members of the administration to make sure the president’s priorities are included in legislation voted on the floor. …

    “There are members wanted to have votes on their issues, there were members who wanted to have vote on the Goodlatte-McCaul bill, they’re gonna get that. And then we now have a bill that represents a compromise that is going to be brought to the floor so members can actually vote on legislation tackling this issue and this has a chance of going into law,” said Ryan.

    Apparently not. Trump’s sticking to his demands for full funding of the border wall and the end to the visa-lottery system, which he specifically disparages in this interview with Fox News, in exchange for regularizing DACA. Anything short of that will get a pass from the White House, a point on which Trump has been exceedingly clear for months now. The administration is looking for ways to unwind DACA while navigating lower-court rulings that keep it in place mainly to increase pressure on Democrats to take that deal, but until then, Trump sees a tough stand on the issue as a net winner for himself.

    This may make next week’s votes something of an anti-climax, but perhaps Ryan has time to fix the deficiencies in the compromise bill before that point. Even if he does, the chances of getting Senate approval on either bill are roughly the same — somewhere between slim and none, and slim’s overstating the case. The big question will be whether Trump’s early rejection will restart the effort for the discharge petition, setting up a possible veto situation that will only benefit Democrats in the midterms.

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    First pillar: Path to citizenship

    The first pillar, and one that might not find immediate support with the most vocal members of Trump's anti-immigrant base, is a "path to citizenship" for undocumented migrants who arrived at a young age. "Under our plan, those who meet education and work requirements, and show good moral character, will be able to become full citizens of the United States," Trump said, proposing a pathway to Dreamers.

    Second pillar: Securing the border

    Third pillar: End of Green Card lottery

    Fourth pillar: End of 'chain migration'
    Yep, and that first pillar is, by any definition, amnesty!

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    Immigration whiplash? Trump says he won't sign Ryan's moderate bill, then WH apparently tries walking it back

    By Andrew O'Reilly | Fox News

    President Trump on Friday morning said he would not sign a moderate immigration bill currently working its way through Congress -- although by the afternoon, the White House seemed to try walking it back, prolonging a day of confusion amid Congress' long fight for an immigration policy overhaul.

    In an interview with “Fox and Friends”, Trump said that while he was “looking at both” immigration proposals in Congress– one spearheaded by Republican Rep. Bob Goodlatte of Virginia and the more moderate bill proposed by House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis. – he would not sign Ryan’s so-called compromise bill because it lacked an emphasis on border security.

    “I certainly won’t sign the more moderate one,” Trump said outside the White House on the eight-year anniversary of the Obama administration’s announcement of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. “I need a bill that gives this country tremendous border security.”

    A senior White House official speaking on condition of anonymity, however, told The Associated Press later in the day that Trump misspoke. The official said Trump believed that Fox News' Steve Doocy was referring to a separate push by Republican moderates to force a floor vote on a number of immigration bills — not the compromise bill.

    “The President fully supports both the Goodlatte bill and the House leadership bill. In this morning's interview, he was commenting on the discharge petition in the House, and not the new package. He would sign either the Goodlatte or the leadership bills,” White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah told reporters Friday evening.

    Ryan’s 293-page bill, which was presented to lawmakers on Thursday, does include a number of measures aimed at winning over the GOP’s more moderate factions and even Democrats such as providing a path to citizenship for young immigrants.

    But the bill also allocates $25 billion to border security – including technology, roadways and money for Trump’s controversial border wall – authorizes National Guard troops at the U.S.-Mexico border, and calls for the deployment of a biometric entry-exit system for all entry ports that has long been under debate.

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    The Democrats are forcing the breakup of families at the Border with their horrible and cruel legislative agenda. Any Immigration Bill MUST HAVE full funding for the Wall, end Catch & Release, Visa Lottery and Chain, and go to Merit Based Immigration. Go for it! WIN!

    10:08 AM - Jun 15, 2018


    Furthermore, it shifts away from the nation's longtime preference for family immigration to a new system that prioritizes entry based on merits and skills.

    Despite the compromises made in Ryan’s bill, Democratic lawmakers and a number of immigration advocates have voiced strong opposition to the measure and hammered the GOP over the family detention issue. Ryan’s measure proposes keeping children in detention with their parents, undoing 2-decade-old rules that limit the time minors can be held in custody – a change sought by the White House.

    Trump tweeted on Friday that the Democrats were forcing families to be broken apart and added that any immigration bill needs full funding for the border wall.

    The Trump administration is also weighing whether or not to build a tent city in Texas to house between 1,000 and 5,000 unaccompanied minors.


    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., called the legislation "nothing more than a cruel codification of President Trump's anti-immigrant agenda that abandons our nation's heritage as a beacon of hope and opportunity."

    Kerri Talbot, the policy director at Immigration Hub, called it a "wish list" from top White House immigration adviser Stephen Miller that "would allow the Trump administration to jail children for long periods of time."

    GOP leaders have said they may take up the family detentions issue separately, if needed, as the crisis of children being separated from their parents continues. Administration officials have said they need more money for detention beds to house the influx of immigrants resulting from the administration's "zero tolerance" policy of stepped-up border enforcement.

    DACA has been one of the most hotly contested issues in the immigration debate since it was announced eight years ago (2014 Getty Images)


    With Trump saying he won’t sign the compromise bill that leaves Goodlatte’s more conservative legislation under consideration.

    The bill – titled the Securing America’s Future Act – is much more in line with the president’s stance on immigration. It authorizes the construction of the border wall, calls for the hiring of thousands more Border Patrol agents and Customs and Border Protection officers and also permits the detention of children apprehended at the border with their parents.

    “Goodlatte’s bill is not perfect, but it is better than Ryan’s,” Mark Krikorian, the executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies, a conservative think tank based in Washington D.C., told Fox News. “Ryan’s bill not only provides amnesty for people with DACA, but adds even more people.”

    DACA, the Obama-era policy that allows children brought to the U.S. illegally by their parents to apply for a renewable two-year referral from deportation and to become eligible for a work permit, has been one of the most hotly contested issues in the immigration debate since it was announced eight years ago.

    The Trump administration announced in September of last year plans to end the program and gave Congress six months to pass the so-called DREAM Act, which has been batted around in Congress since 2001 and would provide a path to citizenship for the 700,000 DACA recipients.

    Goodlatte’s immigration bill would only give DACA recipients a three-year renewable legal status and the use of existing paths to permanent resident status, while Ryan’s legislation provides a path to citizenship for as many as 1.8 million young people who have been living in the U.S. illegally since childhood.

    Eventually, young people, who are under 31 years old and have been in the country since at least June 2007, could begin to be awarded green cards based on a point system. It prioritizes education, English language proficiency, military service and continued employment. After that, they could apply for citizenship, as is the situation under current law for those with permanent legal status.

    Given the support of moderate Republicans and some Democrats, Ryan’s compromise bill has the chance to make it out of the House, but Goodlatte’s measure has been opposed by Democrats and many centrists in the GOP. Neither bill is expected to make it through the Senate even if they pass in the House.

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