Pres. Trump says he won't sign 'moderate' GOP immigration bill

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan R-Wis. takes questions from reporters following a closed-door GOP meeting on immigration on Capitol Hill in Washington Wednesday

Pres. Trump says he won't sign 'moderate' GOP immigration bill

"I know it's hard for you to understand even short sentences, I guess, but please don't take my words out of context", she said. The Chicago-based Jackson is a former Democratic presidential candidate and was speaking from the annual Rainbow PUSH Coalition convention. Speaking Thursday in Fort Wayne, Ind., Sessions pointed to a verse in the Book of Romans on obeying the laws of government, saying, "God has ordained them for the goal of order". "I can say it is very biblical to enforce the law, that is repeated a number of times throughout the bible". "Persons who violate the law of our nation are subject to prosecution".

Getting a bill through the House and onto the Senate and the president's desk should be doable.

Diaz-Balart, one of the Republicans negotiating a compromise bill, said lawmakers like him will have a "major problem" if Trump doesn't back the immigration bill.

Despite their policy clashes, both Republican factions have been eager for the votes to be held as a way to show constituents where they stand, and party leaders want to move on from an issue that divides the GOP and complicates their effort to retain House control in November's elections.

The interviewer had specifically asked whether Trump supported a conservative bill written by Representative Bob Goodlatte, Republican of Virginia, or "something more moderate", and asked whether he'd sign "either one".

The remarks have ignited confusion.

Many have viewed Mr. Trump's support as crucial if the compromise measure is to pass. Goodlatte's more conservative bill, seen as having lower prospects of passing the Republican-controlled House, would deny Dreamers the chance of future citizenship.

When the Doocy interview ended, Trump talked to other reporters who had been standing nearby - a contentious session of journalists trying to shout over each other to get questions in.

The more conservative measure is seen as virtually certain to lose.

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"I need a bill that gives this country tremendous border security", the president said on "Fox and Friends".

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"I think this the only shot at it", Diaz-Balart said.

The bill also includes Trump's biggest immigration ask: $23.4 billion for a wall along the U.S. -Mexico border. Both bills have that.

Cole said Trump was "confused", reflecting hopes by some Republicans that Trump's position might change.

"The president has already laid out a proposal that closes the legal loopholes and provides the resources to secure our border", Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters Thursday.

While that policy may sound absolutely inhumane and shamefully barbaric to some, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and hater of immigrants both legal and illegal told a group of faith leaders that this is A-OK with God.

"We've been working hand-in-glove with the administration on this, to make sure that we're bringing a bill that represents the president's four pillars so that we can come together, have the votes that everybody's looking for", Ryan said two days ago.

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