Published: Sat, June 16, 2018
Global Media | By Garry Long

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"I certainly wouldn't sign the more moderate one", he told reporters Friday of the two immigration bills Republican leaders expected to bring to the House floor to address border security and the status of recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and other young undocumented immigrants known as Dreamers.

Hours after appearing to strike down a Republican-led compromise bill that would stop border authorities from separating children from their parents, the White House said President Donald Trump was still considering the legislation as well as a more conservative bill written by Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., o or "something more moderate", and asked whether he'd sign "either one".

Currently, children who arrive with their parents are sent to temporary government shelters while their parents go through the legal process. Speaking Thursday in Fort Wayne, Ind., Sessions pointed to a verse in the Book of Romans on obeying the laws of government, saying, "God has ordained them for the objective of order".

"It reminds me a little bit of a dog kennel, constructed of cyclone fencing", Merkley said. But the issue is being used to force Democrats to work with Republicans on a comprehensive immigration measure.

The official also said that congressional leadership had reached out to the White House to express their unhappiness with the President's comments.

One White House official reportedly emailed The Hill, "Yes, we fully support both the Goodlatte bill and the Leadership bill".

Earlier this week, House Speaker Paul Ryan had told colleagues that Trump supported the middle-ground package.

Rep. Patrick McHenry is the House GOP's second-ranking vote counter.

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The remarks have ignited confusion.

When House Republicans released the compromise immigration measure Thursday, even supporters said it didn't yet have enough support to pass the House.

The Goodlatte bill has zero chance of getting out of the House, let alone passing the Senate, where it will need at least a handful of Democrats to clear a cloture vote. He says leaders are seeking "clarity" from the White House.

Trump stopped short of explicitly endorsing the middle-ground legislation, but a senior White House official said his tweet was created to signal his support. His comment deals an apparent damaging blow to GOP lawmakers hoping to push legislation through the House next week.

Both the conservative and compromise bills would provide money for Trump's long-sought border wall with Mexico and other strict border security provisions.

Trump didn't mention any specific law by name, but his statement came after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he would prosecute adults and separate the children they were trying to smuggle across the border.

Trump tells reporters that he's looking at both plans. "I hate it", he said. Trump wrote in a tweet that stopped short of explicitly endorsing the compromise plan.

"That is actually repeated a number of times throughout the Bible", said White House press secretary Sarah Sanders. "We believe, because of the court ruling, this will require legislative change", said Ryan.

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