Trump brushes off immigration bill's defeat

Detained Children

A Republican "compromise" bill reforming USA immigration law failed spectacularly in Congress on Wednesday, dealing a blow to President Donald Trump's efforts to resolve a simmering border crisis that has seen thousands of migrant families separated.

Children who cross the U.S. -Mexico border with their parents or legal guardians would no longer be separated from their parents when the adults are taken into custody by the Department of Homeland Security for the misdemeanor crime of crossing the border illegally.

The bill was killed 301-121, with almost half of Republicans opposing the measure.

That's what the Congressman said last week, before Republicans were unable to pass two immigration bills in the GOP-controlled U.S. House of Representatives. Another House bill on immigration, seen as taking a more hardline stance, failed last week.

Democrats and centrist Republicans from swing districts say the GOP could suffer because the party, steered by Trump's anti-immigrant harangues, could be alienating pivotal moderate voters.

Despite the President demanding - via Twitter - that House Republicans pass the "strong but fair" immigration bill, the House Republicans did not, in fact, pass the muscley but attractive immigration bill.

The U.S. House rejected a second immigration bill Wednesday, despite being broader in scope and having last-minute support from President Trump.

The Alto Republican voted against the bill. The Freedom Caucus aide said leadership would face "humiliation" if the compromise bill attracted fewer votes than the more conservative legislation - a scenario that ultimately played out when the compromise bill was defeated 121-301. House Republican leaders initially planned to vote on both measures the same day, but postponed the vote in hopes of shoring up support.

ACLU 'disappointed' in travel ban ruling; Trump calls it 'profound vindication'
Currently, 75 percent of Muslims in the U.S. are immigrants or second-generation Americans, according to the data. She was a deputy assistant US attorney general in the Office of Legal Counsel under President George W.

Belgium fans fear Harry Kane ahead of England World Cup clash
The final game is their last chance to play for pride and go home with at least a draw or a win. Harry Kane is the competition's top scorer with five goals to his name.

#WC2018: Hernandez nets as Mexico sees off South Korea
For the latest news, download our app at http://bit.ly/GetALoopJM for Android; and at http://bit.ly/GetiLoopJM for IoS. Sweden, Mexico wins the group and advances to the second round.

Since Trump initiated his “zero tolerance” policy of detaining everyone who enters the US illegally, more than 2,000 immigrant children have been separated from their parents.

His backing of the bill was a complete reversal from his stance on Friday, when he urged Republicans to call off immigration negotiations until after the midterm elections.

The Border Security and Immigration Reform Act of 2018 (HR 6136) establishes a new, merit-based green card programme - without increasing legal immigration - based on applicants earning points for skills, education, vocational training, work experience, English language proficiency, and military service, according to Goodlatte. Ryan told reporters Thursday that the goal of voting on the legislation was to avoid a different kind of insurrection, a procedural tool known as a "discharge petition" that would force votes on a different set of four polarized immigration bills.

Rep. Carlos Curbelo, who led the effort alongside Denham, slammed his conservative colleagues who voted to maintain the status quo's broken immigration system, summing up their opposition as a preference for the "petty politics of immigration".

The rejection comes after President Donald Trump attempted to rally support of the bill after he earlier sent mixed signals about whether he fully endorses the bill.

The bill would have required children to be released after 20 days, still apart from parents who continued to be detained. After an outcry from the public and lawmakers, Trump last week signed an executive order to end the separations but said Congress needs to change the law.

That's also the opposite of what Democrats want for a trade-off on family separation. "Today we moved the ball forward", Denham said. "There was no Democrats involved, they never reached out across the aisle so we could have had some effect of trying to make this bill better".

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Oil prices lifted by Libyan oil production outage
Jun 30, 2018 - 21:49
West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures CLc1 were at $65.99 a barrel, down 37 cents, or 0.6 percent, from their last settlement.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top England Fans Want To Lose Against Belgium In The World Cup
Jun 28, 2018 - 23:13
It is the first time since 1938 that a Germany or West Germany side has not progressed beyond the first section of the tournament. They'll play the winners of group H - one of Japan , Senegal and Colombia - in Moscow on Tuesday, kick-off 7pm.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Serena Williams seeded for Wimbledon, Kyrgios earns crucial bump
Jun 28, 2018 - 22:43
However, respecting her curriculum and her maternity absence, organisers have chose to provide Williams with a seeding spot. Muguruza was superb a year ago , dropping just one set in seven Wimbledon matches and routing Venus Williams in the final.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Amazon to Acquire PillPack
Jun 28, 2018 - 22:25
There's a reason shares of CVS , Walgreens , and Rite Aid were tumbling Thursday, and it can be summed up in one word: Amazon . PillPack is pitched as a way to bring convenience to people who take multiple medications every day.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Lakers' plan unfolding: Want Kawhi as LeBron sweetener
Jun 28, 2018 - 19:27
George may not be the best perimeter defender in the game, but he is more than capable of slowing down players like Kevin Durant . Indeed, the Eastern Conference side have only reached the NBA Finals on one occasion, losing to LA Lakers in 2000.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Five Suspects Arrested For The Murder Of Junior Guzman-Feliz
Jun 27, 2018 - 17:28
Bronx native Cardi B has even weighed on the incident and called out officers for being quick to "harass" residents, but not help. Alvarez, 19, was arrested and charged with two counts of murder , manslaughter, gang assault and assault, police said.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top USA pushes allies to halt Iran oil imports, waivers unlikely
Jun 27, 2018 - 16:49
Iran's oil import could emerge as a major topic of discussion between India and the USA during the first 2+2 Dialogue next week. The official also said that countries should start reducing the import of oil from Iran now and bring it to zero by November 4.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top One person dies after explosion at Zimbabwe president's rally
Jun 27, 2018 - 13:04
Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa of the Movement for Democratic Change has condemned the explosion . Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Croatia 2-1 Iceland
Jun 27, 2018 - 06:40
Heimir Hallgrimsson's men were pressurising the Croatians in the final five minutes as they went in search of another goal . Instead, the Croats will face Denmark on Sunday in Nizhny Novgorod and Argentina will take on France on Saturday in Kazan.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Japan, Senegal fans help clean up World Cup stadiums
Jun 27, 2018 - 03:52
The goals were also scored by M'baye Niang on the 60th minute and Poland's Grzegorz Krychowiak on the 86th minute. This is the first World Cup since 1974 in which four South American teams have failed to win their opening game.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top IOS 12 and macOS Mojave public beta now available
Jun 27, 2018 - 00:45
The public beta for iOS 12 is now available for download right here - just sign in with your Apple ID and follow the instructions. Developers will be able to add information to Siri, as well, so that you can add a boarding pass or a music playlist to Siri.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Mexico triumphs 2-1 in match against S. Korea
Jun 26, 2018 - 23:35
Mexico is the fifth team to reach six points this World Cup , and just the second non-European club to do it (joining Uruguay). South Korea coach Shin Tae-yong said "hot weather could be another factor in this match".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Last chance saloon for Messi, Argentina
Jun 26, 2018 - 22:27
His 31st birthday on Sunday only served to highlight how time is running out for Messi to win a major worldwide tournament. Three finals in three years, that's not so shabby for a guy who played 50-plus other games each year for Barcelona .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top The Border Security And Immigration Reform Act
Jun 26, 2018 - 22:25
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said the more moderate Republican bill is "a compromise with the devil". Instead, Trump has blamed the Democrats for refusing to acquiesce to his demands on immigration.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Senegal, Japan share the points in thriller
Jun 25, 2018 - 10:11
Liverpool's Senegalese superstar Sadio Mane broke the deadlock in the 11th minute after some poor goalkeeping from Eiji Kawashima. Senegal who re-took the lead when youngster Wague pounced on a cross at the far post to ram into the roof of the Japan net.