AP: 34 House Republicans Press GOP Leader on Immigration
Some of the 34 signatories had already made the same request when they held a news conference last month. The group includes several of the nearly 80 members of the Republican Main Street Caucus. Its chairman Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Ill., said in a news release the letter shows many Republicans are serious about finding a permanent solution. But Davis warned that “we want to work with leadership to craft a solution that will pass, not play political games or hold government funding hostage like some of our Democrat counterparts.”
Business Insider: Dozens of House Republicans are demanding a permanent DACA fix by the end of the year
Thirty-four House Republicans have signed a letter to Speaker Paul Ryan urging him to bring forward a permanent legislative solution for young undocumented immigrants protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which ends in three months. “It is imperative that Republicans and Democrats come together to solve this problem now and not wait until next year,” the letter said. “In this moment, we must address the urgent matter before us in a balanced approach that does not harm valuable sectors of our economy nor the lives of these hard-working young people.”
CNN: Moderate Republican lawmakers push Ryan on DACA solution
As reported by CNN, the letter was organized by the nascent Main Street Caucus and announced Tuesday by Virginia Rep. Scott Taylor, Washington Rep. Dan Newhouse and California Rep. Jeff Denham. While the lawmakers said the letter should not be interpreted by a threat to make life difficult for Ryan or not support government funding bills without a DACA solution, 34 Republicans is more than enough to deny Republicans a majority, sending a signal to leadership about the sentiments of moderates.
The Hill: 34 House Republicans demand DACA action this year
Denham, one of the chairs of the moderate Republican Main Street Partnership, said he believes more than 34 Republicans support a DACA solution. “On behalf of Main Street I wouldn’t read too much into the numbers … I would read more into the fact that we brought it up in front of members,” he said. With 34 Republicans on board and all 193 Democrats demanding a solution in December, the idea of a DACA fix has majority support in the lower chamber.
Washington Post: Dozens of Republicans are clamoring for a ‘dreamers’ fix by year’s end
Three-dozen Republican lawmakers on Tuesday called on party leaders to help enact a permanent solution for “dreamers” by the end of the year, saying the issue has festered for too long, creating legal and economic uncertainty for young immigrants and the companies that employ them. The 35 members of the House GOP caucus — 34 representatives and Puerto Rico’s nonvoting member — represent the largest bloc of Republicans to date to publicly voice support for a solution to one of the most emotionally charged elements of the years-long fight over immigration policy.
Washington Examiner: 34 House Republicans tell Paul Ryan to fix DACA before Christmas
Republican Main Street Caucus Chairman Rodney Davis of Illinois and other caucus members joined the group to call for Ryan to move quickly to pass a bill. But that still leaves out more than 200 other House Republicans who did not join the effort. “This letter shows many Republicans are serious about finding a permanent solution to solving the DACA issue as President Trump has urged Congress to do,” Davis said in a statement. “However, we want to work with leadership to craft a solution that will pass, not play political games or hold government funding hostage like some of our Democrat counterparts