An Immigration Reform Bill coming from the Republican leadership and supported by President Donald Trump have been defeated as the lower legislature resoundingly rejected the so-called moderate legislation.
The vote in the House of Representatives ended with 301 against and only 121 with a substantial number of Trump’s Republican Party failing to fall into line.
The rejection of the bill have been described as a blow to the president ambition to introduce reform in the immigration procedure of the country.
Trump had admonished party faithfuls vie twitter to support the “STRONG BUT FAIR IMMIGRATION BILL’’ in a lengthy message posted in all capital letters.
NAN reports that there will likely be one more attempt to pass legislation to keep migrant families together at the southern border, though the summer recess is fast approaching.
Trump ran for office on a platform that included tough anti-immigration language and has in office taken a hard-line position on migration from several Muslim-majority countries and also from Central America.
The president has been forced to reverse some of his more extreme policies, including one that separated children from their parents at the border with Mexico.
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