Conservative Immigration Bill Defeated in House, GOP Delays Vote For ‘Compromise’ Immigration Measure

A conservative immigration bill was defeated in the House Thursday in a vote of 231-193.

All Democrats voted against it and 41 Republicans voted against the bill.

A second ‘compromise’ bill, which is struggling to garner votes because it would give a pathway to citizenship for illegal alien ‘DREAMERs’ will be voted on in the House Friday.

Fox News reported:

An immigration overhaul backed by conservatives failed in the House on Thursday, as GOP leaders abruptly delayed a vote on a separate compromise measure amid party divisions.

While the conservative version was expected to fail, House leaders were hoping the compromise measure — now set for a Friday vote — might have a chance.

But the compromise bill is having trouble winning broad Republican support despite fully appropriating $25 billion for President Trump’s border wall. The sticking point is that the legislation would also provide a pathway to citizenship for nearly 1.8 million so-called “Dreamers,” illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. at a young age.

Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-NC) got right up in House Speaker Paul Ryan’s face on the House floor Wednesday over a proposed immigration bill.

Fox News’ Chad Pergram reported Wednesday: Meadows says he had it out with the Spkr on the flr because no one is completely sure what immigration bills they are voting on tomorrow. “There are multiple things in the text which do not match the talking pts.” Meadows says he was “passionately advocating” for his position

According to Pergram, the major issue with the ‘compromise immigration bill’ is the path to citizenship for illegal alien DACA recipients. 

Bullet points of the Conservative GOP Bill that failed to pass the House:

Update at 7:15 EST: Fox News’ Chad Pergram reported, ‘No compromise immigration bill vote tomorrow. Pushed to next week after the GOP took pains to massage the bill this week.

No amnesty! Americans voted for Donald Trump to build the wall and stop the insanity of illegal aliens pouring across the border and receiving taxpayer funded benefits!

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