URGENT - Republican-leadership backed immigration bill goes down in flames

(CNN) -- House Republicans abandoned a GOP leadership-backed immigration bill Wednesday, the latest setback in the ye...

Posted: Jun 28, 2018 4:42 PM
Updated: Jun 28, 2018 4:42 PM

(CNN) -- House Republicans abandoned a GOP leadership-backed immigration bill Wednesday, the latest setback in the years-long intraparty war between Republicans on the polarizing issue. The bill, which was never expected to pass, failed by an even wider margin than expected -- 121-301 -- and had far less Republican support than a more conservative bill that failed last week. With little fanfare and erratic presidential support, the bill represented House Republicans' most steadfast effort in decades to find a compromise between moderates and conservatives, legislation that would have provided a path to citizenship for recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, as well as $25 billion for border security, including the President's border wall.

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