Trump Just Passed The Immigration Puck To Voters: ‘Elect More Republicans…’

The immigration debate is set to run right into and through the November congressional elections as President Trump looks to take his deal-making magic to strike one with voters.

The nation needs immigration reform, Trump all but admitted in a tweet, and he said he would deliver the needed reform if voters send more Republicans to Washington D.C.

“Elect more Republicans in November and we will pass the finest, fairest and most comprehensive Immigration Bills anywhere in the world,” Trump tweeted, before turning his attention towards Democrats. He accused them of playing games and of obstructing important legislative reforms to border security. He also claims they have stood in the way of Republican efforts to eliminate the practice of separating children along the border.

“Right now we have the dumbest and the worst. Dems are doing nothing but Obstructing,” the president said in a tweet. “Remember their motto, RESIST! Ours is PRODUCE!”

Trump also highlighted the need to have a supermajority in the Senate to maintain a veto-proof legislative process: “Even if we get 100% Republican votes in the Senate, we need 10 Democrat votes to get a much needed Immigration Bill – & the Dems are Obstructionists who won’t give votes for political reasons & because they don’t care about Crime coming from Border! So we need to elect more R’s!”

Until the congressional elections result in more Republican wins, Trump urges those in Congress to “stop wasting their time” on immigration issues.

“Republicans should stop wasting their time on Immigration until after we elect more Senators and Congressmen/women in November. Dems are just playing games, have no intention of doing anything to solves this decades old problem. We can pass great legislation after the Red Wave!”

Washington Examiner has more:

The House on Friday failed to pass a conservative immigration bill that included Trump’s immigration priorities, but went too far for several Republicans. A more moderate bill from Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., was delayed until next week, so GOP leaders could spend more time finding GOP votes for that bill.

But it wasn’t clear that bill can pass the House, and even if it does, it’s unlikely to move in the Senate, where at least 10 Democrats will be needed to advance it.

And, from Reuters:

The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday rejected a bill favored by conservatives that would have halted the practice of splitting up families and addressed a range of other immigration issues.

The bill was defeated in a 231-193 vote, with 41 Republicans joining the opposition. The House also postponed, likely until next week, a vote on a more moderate bill in order to try to drum up more support.

Both bills have received backing from Trump but are opposed by Democrats and immigration advocacy groups. They would fund a wall Trump has proposed along the border with Mexico and also reduce legal migration.

In a tweet on Thursday, Trump suggested Democrat Leader Nancy Pelosi and others want an open border policy.

“Democrats want open Borders, where anyone can come into our Country, and stay. This is Nancy Pelosi’s dream. It won’t happen!”

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