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First lady Melania Trump visited a facility for immigrant children in Texas on Thursday as lawmakers torpedoed one bill and delayed another that would have provided a long-term fix for the nation’s border crisis.

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Lawmakers vow to end immigrant family separations

by Leigh Jones
Posted 6/19/18, 11:17 am

Republicans are scrambling for a legislative fix to the Trump administration’s policy of separating immigrant families at the border. Current law prevents immigration officials from detaining children with their parents. Previous administrations got around that by releasing parents and children caught trying to enter the country illegally.

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Immigration vote could happen next week

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 6/13/18, 11:36 am

Moderate Republicans said they would abandon their drive to force a vote on an immigration bill as GOP House leadership promised to address their concerns. The office of Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said Tuesday the House would debate and vote on two immigration bills as soon as next week. One would likely offer a path to citizenship for immigrants illegally brought to the country as children, while the other would grant them obtain legal status but not citizenship.

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