BREAKING. Conservative House Immigration Bill Fails

This is not a huge shock to anyone who has watched the GOP moderates in action for the past decade.

The so-called Goodlatte bill, which gave DREAMers legal status but no path to citizenship, that ended chain migration and which funded President Trump’s wall, went down to defeat.


The “compromise” bill, which was a compromise in the same way that the Treaty of Versailles was a compromise, was supposed to be voted on today but it didn’t seem to have the necessary votes and leadership rescheduled it for tomorrow.

There is a better than 50-50 chance that it fails to. As I understand it, the discharge petition on a hard core amnesty bill has timed out (I’m subject to correction on that) and that puts the GOP at the August recess with no immigration bill. And that, ladies and gentlemen, might just be the best we can hope for.

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