are bringing that bill to the floor," House Majority Leader
Kevin McCarthy said, referring to legislation that has been
postponed because of a lack of support among warring factions of
the Republican Party.
Trump, faced with a public outcry over his policy that separated
children from their migrant parents at the U.S. border with
Mexico, had urged Congress to take up immigration legislation to
permanently prevent family separations.
But, in a series of Twitter posts early on Friday, he said House
Republicans should drop efforts to pass comprehensive
immigration legislation until after the November elections.
"Elect more Republicans in November and we will pass the finest,
fairest and most comprehensive Immigration Bills anywhere in the
world," Trump said on Twitter.
Representative Carlos Curbelo, one of the lawmakers negotiating
a Republican compromise immigration bill in the House, said the
effort was continuing.
"Regarding the President, the bottom line is that he will sign
the bill into law. That's critical considering our goal is to
improve our country's immigration laws," Curbelo said in a
statement to Reuters.
Despite Republican control of both the House and the Senate, the
party's slim 51-49 majority in the latter chamber makes some
Democratic support necessary for most legislation to become law.
(Reporting by Richard Cowan; additional reporting by Amanda
Becker; Editing by James Dalgleish)
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