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    GOP leaders pledge to intensify push for hard-line DACA bill

    GOP leaders pledge to intensify push for hard-line DACA bill

    01/19/18 11:12 AM EST



    GOP leaders promised House conservatives Thursday they’ll push more forcefully for a hard-line immigration package that couples "Dreamer" protections with a host of tougher enforcement measures favored by immigration hawks.

    A number of conservative Republicans are rallying behind a new proposal, sponsored by House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), that would take aggressive steps to strengthen security measures while granting certain rights to beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which President Trump is ending in March.

    GOP leaders have not put their full weight behind the bill, as Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), the majority leader, continues to engage in bipartisan talks designed to reach a DACA deal before the March 5 deadline. But that seems poised to change.

    Huddling Thursday night with leaders of the far-right Freedom Caucus, Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) promised Reps. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) and Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) that he’d assemble a team “to work that bill harder,” according to a source familiar with the discussion.

    GOP leaders also vowed to bring a vote on the Goodlatte bill by the end of February — “but only if we get 218 Rs by then,” said the inside source, referring to a majority of House Republicans.

    “We think that we need to have a conservative immigration bill on the floor,” said Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-Tenn.), a member of the Freedom Caucus, Thursday night.

    The Goodlatte proposal would combine legal protection for Dreamers with a long list of tougher enforcement measures, including border wall construction, the elimination of diversity visas, a crackdown on “sanctuary cities” and a reduction in legal immigration.

    Still, the bill could have a tough time finding the support of 218 Republicans, as some conservatives will likely balk at the DACA protections, which they deem amnesty, while centrist GOP lawmakers pushing the Dream Act are sure to oppose the hard-line enforcement measures.

    Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.) opposed the Republicans’ spending bill Thursday night to protest his party’s inaction on DACA.

    “And I will continue voting 'no' until we get a deal done,” he said leaving the chamber floor.

    “This institution, regrettably, needs to be forced to action, otherwise it doesn’t move. So what I’m trying to do with my vote is fast-forward the process.”

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    EVERY ONE OF THEM THAT VOTES FOR DACA...YOU WILL BE VOTED OUT OF OFFICE!
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