Trump suggests separation of families at border is a negotiating tool

House GOP Immigration Bill Would Grant Visas To ‘Dreamers’, Fund $25B For Border Wall

Trump had said in the interview with "Fox & Friends" Friday that he was looking at two House immigration bills, but that he "certainly wouldn't sign the more moderate one".

The other is a conservative Republican measure that would sharply reduce legal immigration, build a wall on the Mexican border and deny Dreamers the chance of citizenship. The House does not plan to return to Washington until late Tuesday.

The tumult erupted as Republican leaders put finishing touches on two bills concerning immigration into the U.S.: a hard-right proposal and a middle-ground plan negotiated by the party's conservative and moderate wings, with White House input.

Three hours later, the tweet came.

This set off a teensy bit of confusion today, but the White House is reportedly scrambling to clarify that Trump actually misspoke. The bill includes other provisions nearly certain to be rejected by Democrats, including money for a border wall and new limits on family-based immigration.

"Go for it! WIN!"

The almost 300-page bill proposed by Speaker Ryan would offer amnesty to at least 1.8 million DACA-qualified illegal immigrants as well as amnesty for about 75,000 children of temporary foreign guest workers in exchange for $25 billion in wall funding and a temporary reduction to legal immigration.

In Pennsylvania, Rep. Lou Barletta, the Republican nominee against Democratic Sen.

The deal now hinges on Trump's support, or lack of it. "I have to have that", Trump said.

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This may make next week's votes something of an anti-climax, but perhaps Ryan has time to fix the deficiencies in the compromise bill before that point.

The leader of the hard-right House Freedom Caucus, Representative Mark Meadows, said he knew of at least one error in the draft. He also suggested that plans for votes next week were being reconsidered.

The path forward is all Republican, for now. That changed Friday morning when President Donald Trump walked out to the White House's North Lawn.

Evangelical leader Franklin Graham, son of "America's pastor" Billy Graham and a prominent Trump supporter, told the Christian Broadcasting Network on Tuesday, "It's disgraceful, and it's awful to see families ripped apart and I don't support that one bit".

There are no limits on how many people can receive that legal immigration status, and critics said it would allow the Dreamers - after they win US citizenship - to petition for their parents to also become citizens.

The official acknowledged being unsure whether the president had talked with Goodlatte or other members about the House GOP negotiations and the contents of each bill.

Still, Trump's comments are a blow to House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), who told the Republican Conference in a private meeting on Wednesday that the president was "excited" about the prospect of passing an immigration bill this year.

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Despite their policy clashes, both Republican factions have been eager for the votes to be held as a way to show constituents where they stand, and party leaders want to move on from an issue that divides the GOP and complicates their effort to retain House control in November's elections.

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