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>> The laws are horrible having to do with the border.>> Even though President Donald Trump has advised them to throw in the towel, Republicans as early as Wednesday will try again to pass a sweeping immigration bill through the House of Representatives. House Speaker Paul Ryan hoping for action after Trump sparked outrage with his now abandoned policy separating migrant children from their parents on the border.
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>> Our government should not be forced to choose between keeping families together, and securing the border and enforcing our laws. We should be able to do all of those, and that is the legislation that we're supporting.>> But reporter Steve Holland says Ryan faces a daunting uphill battle in the House.
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>> Prospects are not good for passage of immigration legislation in the House this week. The crisis involving children at the border has intensified the partisan feelings on this issue. President Trump's tweets and antagonistic language has not helped bridge the partisan divide.>> The Democrats want open borders.>> Last week, a hardline immigration bill written by conservatives went down in flames after it failed to attract enough moderate Republicans.
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>> The bill is not passed.>> The House will now vote on a compromise bill. It would fund Trump's signature border wall while protecting young immigrants, known as Dreamers, from deportation. It would also allow immigrant families being detained together under an executive order signed by Trump to be held indefinitely.
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>> We have to change our laws.>> Trump had originally urged lawmakers to act on immigration, before reversing course Friday and advising them to wait until after the midterm elections in November.>> That has slowed any momentum toward passage of legislation. It's just contributed this atmosphere of confusion.
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>> Meanwhile, Trump officials are still scrambling to reunite the families separated under Trump's zero tolerance policy, a process they say could take months.