As reported in last week’s Update, the House is expected to take up a broad immigration bill that is considered to be a compromise among “Republicans of all perspectives.” See the press release. The Border Security and Immigration Reform Act of 2018 (H.R. 6136) would ensure that children and their parents are not separated when they enter the country, and would provide funding for a border wall and a path to citizenship for the so-called DREAMers (young adults who were brought to the country illegally as children). See House Republicans’ “compromise” immigration push is actually very conservative (Vox, 6/26/18). House leaders have postponed a vote as they try to garner more support for such legislation. Last week the House rejected a more conservative immigration bill. See Where Does Immigration Legislation Stand? (CBS News, 6/26/18).

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