President Trump Won't Sign 'Moderate' Immigration Bill


While Congress is still fighting over an immigration bill, President Trump has said he will NOT sign 'the more moderate one.'

He's was talking about the bill introduced by House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin).

During an interview outside the White House on Fox & Friends, the president said:

"I won't sign the more moderate one. I need a bill that gives this country tremendous border security."

Ryan's bill includes a 'path to citizenship' for young DACA immigrants, sets aside $25 million for border security, and proposes keeping children in detention with their parents.

Later in the day a senior White House official  told the Associated Press that the President misspoke, that he was NOT talking about Speaker Ryan's bill, but rather a push by moderate Republicans to force a floor vote on several immigration bills at once.

Another immigration bill, by Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Virginia) is more conservative than Ryan's.  The Securing America's Future Act includes: construction authorization for the border wall, hiring more Border Patrol and Customs and Border Protection agents and would also keep children detained with their parents rather than alone.

Mark Krikorian, Executive Director of the Center For Immigration Studies told Fox News that Goodlatte's bill:

"It's not perfect, but it's better than Ryan's. Ryan's bill not only provides amnesty for people with DACA, but adds even more people."


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