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Offbeat House Speaker Ryan sets debate next week on 'Dreamer' immigration bills

05:15  13 june  2018
05:15  13 june  2018 Source:   reuters.com

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The lack of a viable bill means the debate next week will be freewheeling and unpredictable. Senate passage of an immigration reform bill would put intense pressure on the House to take up the measure.

Without making any new promises, House Speaker Paul D. Ryan said Thursday he was committed to bringing an immigration bill to the floor as the “ next big priority” to protect young Dreamers they can finally concentrate on immigration next week w/ hopefully a fair debate and amendments process.

Paul Ryan wearing a suit and tie: FILE PHOTO: Speaker of the House Ryan speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington © REUTERS/Toya Sarno Jordan/File Photo FILE PHOTO: Speaker of the House Ryan speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington

U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan will advance two competing immigration bills to the full House of Representatives next week in an attempt to resolve a deep split within the Republican Party on legislation to protect illegal "Dreamer" immigrants from deportation.

AshLee Strong, a spokeswoman for Ryan, said in a statement that debate on the bills are intended to "resolve the border security and immigration issues" that have been roiling House Republicans for several weeks.

But details of the contents of those bills were not immediately available.

(Reporting by Richard Cowan; Editing by Sandra Maler)

Ryan’s mandate on immigration ignores the first lesson of how a bill becomes law .
Speaker faces defeat in the House as he bypasses the traditional legislative process to put forth Republican-only bills that President Trump would sign.“Bill,” a piece of legislation, sits on the Capitol steps and explains to a young boy all the hoops he has to go through, from committee to the House to the Senate to the White House, to become law.

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