For the first time since Donald Trump took office, the Republican-led House is expected to vote this week on two immigration enforcement bills — but it’s unclear whether they will reach the president who pledged to get tough on undocumented immigrants.
The bills, introduced Thursday by House Judiciary Chairman Robert W. Goodlatte, R-Va., are stand-alone versions of provisions included in a more comprehensive enforcement measure approved by Goodlatte’s committee in May.
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The Rules Committee is scheduled to consider both bills Tuesday afternoon and set the parameters for floor debate. Neither immigration bill is expected to attract Democratic votes, and moderate Republicans who favor more balanced approaches to immigration may waver.
One of the bills would seek to force cooperation from so-called sanctuary jurisdictions that decline
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