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Offbeat House speaker Ryan won't guarantee passage of upcoming immigration bill

19:53  14 june  2018
19:53  14 june  2018 Source:   reuters.com

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"We won ' t guarantee passage ," Paul Ryan , a Republican, said at a press briefing where he described the legislation as a "very good compromise." "We want to give members the ability to express their positions and I do hope this passes." (Reporting by Susan Cornwell; Writing by Lisa Lambert; Editing

The Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday dampened expectations of lawmakers soon passing immigration reform legislation that is expected to come to the floor next week and which has yet to be publicly released.

The Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday dampened expectations of lawmakers soon passing immigration reform legislation that is expected to come to the floor next week and which has yet to be publicly released.

"We won't guarantee passage," Paul Ryan, a Republican, said at a press briefing where he described the legislation as a "very good compromise."

"We want to give members the ability to express their positions and I do hope this passes.”

House GOP factions claim progress on immigration compromise

  House GOP factions claim progress on immigration compromise Leaders of opposing House GOP factions say they have made some progress toward an immigration deal after meeting with Speaker Paul Ryan. House GOP leadership has been trying to stop a breakaway group from forcing the passage of legislation that would protect young immigrants in the country illegally from deportation by providing them with a path toward citizenship. Agreement is not at all certain, but lawmakers appeared hopeful as they raced to meet a self-imposed deadline for a compromise. They're trying to find common ground between GOP centrists who are pushing the bill to help the immigrant "Dreamers" — young people who have been living in the U.S.

“We won ’ t guarantee passage ,” Ryan told a morning news briefing where he called the legislation a “very good compromise.” FILE PHOTO: U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan speaks to reporters at an enrollment ceremony for several House bills on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., May 24, 2018.

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

(Reporting by Susan Cornwell; Writing by Lisa Lambert; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

Moderate GOP voices on immigration are at risk of a November wipeout in the House .
House Republicans are at risk of losing several of their members in the midterm elections who are more moderate on the issue of immigration. Immigration has re-emerged as part of the national conversation in recent weeks as lawmakers in Congress attempted to address the fate of those immigrants affected by the expiring Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. More recently, there's been a national outcry over the Trump administration's 'zero tolerance' policy at the border, which has resulted in thousands of children being separated from their parents.

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