GOP immigration bill fails in House of Representatives

Posted at 3:51 PM, Jun 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-27 17:51:20-04

(NBC News) The House overwhelmingly rejected a compromise immigration bill Wednesday, even after a last minute endorsement from President Trump.

In a 121-301 vote, lawmakers rejected the bill, with no Democrats voting in favor.

The bill was crafted by moderate Republicans offering a path to citizenship for the so-called Dreamers brought to this country as children, a no-go for conservative hard-liners.

"A minority of Republicans joined every Democrat to vote for the status quo. They prefer petty politics of immigration instead of the solutions for immigration," said Representative Carlos Curbelo.

The bill also offered $25 billion for the president’s border wall, a compromise that bill opponents say was no compromise, but it would have also ended family separations at the border.

Public pressure continues to build as the administration is offering no public plan on reuniting migrant families and Congress is also unable to find a solution.

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