Rep. Michael McCaul said Sunday the president is “100 percent” behind Republican efforts to secure a moderate immigration bill at home – despite his urging a week ago that Republicans “stop wasting their time.”
“The president’s still One hundred percent behind us,” the Texas Republican, who’s chairman of the property Homeland Security Committee, said on “Fox News Sunday.” McCaul said he spoke for the White House on Saturday around the issue.
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McCaul’s comments adhere to a tweet from President Mr . trump a couple weeks ago nevertheless, “Republicans should stop wasting their time on Immigration until once we elect more Senators and Congressmen/women in November." Democrats, the president said, "are only playing video games, haven’t any intention of doing anything to solves this decades old problem. We could pass great legislation after the Red Wave!"
McCaul is definitely the sponsor of a “four pillars” moderate immigration reform bill set being taken up by Congress in the week. Marketplace would offer a approach to citizenship for Dreamers and end family separation, together with set limits on legal immigration and offer funds for a border wall. McCaul said Sunday he is optimistic with regards to the bill’s prospects.
“I do think you will find 218 Republicans that accept normal pillars of border security,” he said, defending the bill’s controversial Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals fix as being a merit-based measure.
But he added that the House should “at a nominal amount live through a family separation” issue, whether or not this were to be unsuccessful at passing the total legislation.
Separately, McCaul was unable to say without a doubt that this Trump administration would handle family separations as soon as the president this morning signed a professional order halting them.
“It’s very unclear how this executive order is happening,” McCaul said.
About one time McCaul was appearing on Fox, Trump tweeted again about them: “Democrats, fix the laws. Don’t RESIST. We have been executing a superior job than Bush and Obama, but we’d like strength and security with the Border! Cannot accept every one of the people attempting to entered our Country. Strong Borders, No Crime!”