Morning Round-up: DACA “Political Exercise” Edition

Immigration
For anyone who really believes the Speaker is setting up votes to solve the DACA crisis: keep dreaming. Taking up the Goodlatte bill and a Republican “compromise bill” that no one expects to pass is a not a real attempt to protect DREAMers. A look at the news today shows this is a sham:

From Politico:
 
“House Republicans will vote next week on two bills…. They've been left to accept Speaker Paul Ryan's idea: One vote on a conservative proposal drafted by Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), and a second on a compromise package still being assembled by Ryan in consultation with moderates and conservative Republicans.”

“Neither is expected to pass, according to Republicans in all camps.”

“The bottom line of all the back and forth: Efforts to strike an immigration deal between moderates and conservatives are not going well.”

“Privately, however, leadership — as well as moderates and conservatives — recognize that the compromise bill will likely fail.”

From CNN:
 
 “The deal involved an agreement to vote on two immigration bills next week -- a conservative proposal that is not expected to have enough support to pass and a to-be-written bill that leadership is drafting based on weeks of closed-door negotiations among the two wings of the party.”

It is yet to be seen if that latter bill -- right now solely an outline of the negotiations -- would even have the votes to pass the House among Republicans, as Democrats are not expected to support it. If it were to pass the House, the Senate has made no indication it would take up the bill, rendering the votes largely a political exercise.”

From Washington Post:
 
“The House will vote next week on competing immigration bills that deal with the fate of young undocumented immigrants with no guarantee that either will pass and resolve the divisive issue.”

“…The House will consider a conservative bill, tilted toward hard-line positions that offers a limited path to permanent legal status for young undocumented immigrants. Another bill that has not been finalized would offer that status, and an eventual path to citizenship, but it remains unclear whether it could pass the House.”

From Roll Call:
 
“…In the end there was no agreement Tuesday, only a framework with some policy issues yet to be worked out. And there’s not yet legislative text.”
Issues: