House Rejects Goodlatte Immigration Measure

The House has rejected a conservative immigration bill, called Securing America’s Future Act and sponsored by Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), in a 193-231 vote.  The bill offered three-year temporary protective status to so-called DREAMers, who have benefited from the constitutionally questionable Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.  It would have also replaced the H-2A guestworker program with a new one called H-2C and required employers to use E-Verify.

There were two immigration bills that House members were to vote on today, the Goodlatte immigration bill and the GOP compromise bill known as the Border Security and Immigration Reform Act of 2018.  House leadership postponed a second vote on a compromise measure.House Republicans planned to meet this afternoon to discuss the bill and vote on the measure Friday morning.

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