GOP leaders discuss immigration with Trump at White House

GOP fights over crucial farm bill as lawmakers demand immigration vote first

WASHINGTON-Support grew in the House for an effort to force a vote on several immigration proposals, sparking some conservatives to consider using a coming vote on the farm bill as leverage to try to block them. Another person in the room who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity to describe a private discussion said House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy delivered that message.

The centrists have filed a discharge petition to force floor votes on four bills as part of a "Queen of the Hill" process in which the bill with the most votes over 218 would be sent to the Senate. The petitions rarely succeed, and those behind them are generally punished by leadership. Some of the 20 signatories are retiring, while some others are moderates seeking re-election in November and represent districts with a significant number of Hispanics.

If 25 GOP House members sign on, a "discharge petition" would allow a potentially bad amnesty bill to be passed, which otherwise would never even make it to the floor. That plan will allow business-first GOP legislators to unite behind the USA Act that will pass with support from 193 Democrats - and also split GOP votes to ensure the failure of pro-American immigration bills.

Last September, Trump announced he was ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program created in 2012 by then-President Barack Obama. The idea stems from a simple concept that every child knows about his parents: Keep asking, and eventually you may get to "yes".

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Representative John Faso, a Republican who has signed the petition, told reporters: "I'm not happy with inaction" and noted that "time is running out" for Congress to do something before November's congressional elections.

CLF's new, more targeted structure also overshadows that of its Democratic rival, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's House Majority PAC, which has no field locations.

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