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House GOP struggles with immigration bill ahead of recess

House GOP struggles with immigration bill ahead of recess

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans focusing on a slimmed-down bill to stem the crisis of separating immigrant families at the border are already running into uncertainty over its fate.

President Donald Trump has rejected one major proposal in the modest measure: adding more immigration judges. While supporters say more judges could help expedite the logjam of claims that can prolong detentions, the president insists it would only lead to graft.

Lawmakers are wavering on what to do next, calling into question whether they will be able to swiftly act on any bills to address the border crisis.

Reports of immigrant children being separated from their parents at the border have prompted an outpouring of public concern.

House Republicans plan to meet Tuesday to consider options before Congress begins its Fourth of July recess.