The House of Representatives overwhelmingly shot-down Speaker Paul Ryan’s “moderate” immigration bill Wednesday, tanking the proposed legislation by a whopping vote of 121-301.
Making matters worse for Ryan was the outright Republican revolt surrounding his bill, with 112 GOP legislators voting against the proposal alongside every single Democratic lawmaker.
“Republican leaders expected the bill to fail, and were already planning to quickly take up a very narrow bill that would allow immigration officials to hold children with adult family members at border residential facilities while the adults are prosecuted for illegal entry. Lawmakers could vote on that bill Thursday, before the House leaves town for a week,” writes the Washington Examiner.
If passed, Ryan’s legislation would have created a pathway to citizenship for nearly 2 million ‘Dreamers’ and would have secured nearly $30 billion in funding for President Trump’s signature campaign promise: the border wall.