The Republican compromise immigration bill in the House would allow immigration officials to hold accompanied children in immigrant detention centers just like their parents, provide legal status for DACA recipients and authorize funding for a border wall, according to the bill’s summary.
Why it matters: This is a complex bill that touches on border security, DACA, family migration and employment-based green cards. It’s uncertain whether the bill has the votes to pass the House, but Rep. Steve Scalise’s office announced that Republicans will start whipping votes tomorrow ahead of next week’s vote.
Bill will benefit DACA recipients but will separate immigrant children from parents
Today #DACA turns 6 years old. Today i’m still undocumented. Today parents are being deported. Today children are being held in detention centers. Today there is still no legislative solution. Today I just really need to know people are still willing to stand up and fight♥️✊🏾
— Vane (@catalyst_voice) June 15, 2018
Today at #NHPB18: “Despite what you may have heard, the Democrats just don’t want to make a deal. They don’t want to secure our border, they don’t want to close loopholes….and they don’t want to solve #DACA.” pic.twitter.com/NCR4RijptY
— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) June 14, 2018
#Dreamers are our teachers, our servicemembers, our students, and our nation’s future. On the 6th anniversary of #DACA today, we must continue forging a path forward for our nation's #Dreamers that is not tied directly to funding for a border wall. pic.twitter.com/7FGoKM5whP
— Joaquin Castro (@JoaquinCastrotx) June 15, 2018