- Closed-door meeting ends with two sides no nearer agreement
- Moderates are pushing for vote on protecting Dreamers
Congressional Republicans left a Capitol Hill meeting on Thursday no closer to a deal on immigration reform.
In a meeting held in an effort to forge common ground between moderates concerned about protecting the 700,000 undocumented immigrants popularly known as Dreamers and hardliners eager to uphold Donald Trump’s anti-immigration pledges, no compromise was reached. However, lawmakers left the meeting feeling more optimistic about efforts for legislation before the midterm elections.