Moderate Republicans fail in bid to protect Dreamers
WASHINGTON - Immigration activists and Hispanic lawmakers went on the attack Wednesday as a bipartisan push led by moderate Republicans to pass legislation protecting Dreamers appeared to collapse amid opposing GOP factions.
Just two signatures short of the 218 needed to force votes on several immigration measures, the moderates - including San Antonio Republican Will Hurd - were forced to regroup, ceding the initiative to GOP leaders trying to negotiate a more conservative approach to the long-standing political impasse.
“We had 216 Republicans and Democrats, with only two signatures away,... read more
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