The House of Representatives rejected a hard-line immigration bill on Thursday, introduced by Republican Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte, after House leadership postponed a vote on a more moderate measure written by centrists. As expected, no Democrats voted in favor of Goodlatte’s bill.
The House just voted on goodlatte’s immigration bill.
It failed. 193-231, well short of passage. (Higher than I thought it would get, though)
And the discharge petition — and a good deal of moderates leverage — is officially gone.
— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) June 21, 2018
The failed vote of 193-231 came one day after President Trump signed an executive order which would end the controversial practice of separating children from parents who cross the border illegally – which had been done under prior administrations but supercharged by the Trump administration’s new “zero tolerance” enforcement policies.
He then sent the ball in Congress’ court where it now appears seems it will be stuck indefinitely.