WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Congress’s highest-ranking Republican on Thursday stated he may not guarantee passage of laws in coming days that some lawmakers hoped would tackle the unsure standing of a whole bunch of hundreds of younger “Dreamer” immigrants.
“We won’t guarantee passage,” stated Paul Ryan, speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, at a press briefing the place he described the laws as a “very good compromise.”
“We want to give members the ability to express their positions and I do hope this passes,” he stated.
The Dreamers are a whole bunch of hundreds of younger folks, principally Hispanic, who illegally entered the nation years in the past as youngsters and at the moment are protected against deportation by an Obama-era program – referred to as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) – that Republican President Donald Trump needs to finish.
Congress missed a March 5 deadline set by Trump for changing DACA, established in 2012, with a brand new regulation to guard the Dreamers. Lawmakers had been unable to bridge variations.
In the newest push for an answer, Ryan plans to convey up two payments for House votes subsequent week, however prospects of passage for each had been not encouraging.
One is a hardline conservative Republican measure that may sharply cut back authorized immigration, construct a wall on the Mexican border and deny Dreamers the possibility of citizenship.
The different is supposed to be a bipartisan compromise, however its precise contents have not been finalized.
Reporting by Susan Cornwell; Writing by Lisa Lambert; Editing by Kevin Drawbaugh, Chizu Nomiyama and Cynthia Osterman