|Group of Republican House Members Seek to
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|May 9, 2018 - A group of
Republican House members is seeking to force debate on immigration
using a discharge petition. Speaker Paul Ryan opposes the effort,
but if the petition, introduced by U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL),
gets 218 signatures, the House would, under a resolution by U.S. Rep.
Jeff Denham (R-CA) (H.Res.
774), take up four bills addressing immigration and border
security: the Securing America’s Future Act (H.R.
4760, the Goodlatte bill), the DREAM Act (H.R.
3440, the Roybal-Allard bill), the USA Act (H.R.
4796, a bipartisan bill introduced by Hurd), and an immigration
bill of Speaker Paul Ryan’s choice. [press
Ed. note. Even if the discharge petition proves successful, the odds of legislative action on immigration is exceedingly remote given the debacle debate in the U.S. Senate earlier this year (+).