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Republicans Push Quick Fix To Family Separation At Border

Saagar Enjeti White House Correspondent
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Freedom Caucus chairman Mark Meadows revealed that some House Republicans will release a bill Tuesday which ends family separation at the U.S.-Mexico border for illegal immigrants.

Meadow’s bill, unlike more comprehensive immigration bills making their way through the House of Representatives, would instead deal solely with the issue of family separation at the border and U.S. asylum law.

“What it does —  it deals with this issue that we’re having at the border with the separation of children from their parents. It also deals with some of the asylum issues at the border, but it takes out some of the more controversial issues like sanctuary cities, the wall, DACA. Keeps it very narrow,” the congressman explained on Fox News.

The more comprehensive immigration bills in the House conversely include the immigration priorities of the Trump administration like an end to chain migration, an end to the diversity visa lottery system, full funding for a border wall and a pathway to citizenship for DACA recipients.

“This takes away some of the more controversial things that would, affect the vote total. So hopefully, we can introduce that today and get some real help,” Meadows said. Meadow’s appearance at the White House comes hours before Trump will meet with the entire House Republican conference late Tuesday.