President Donald Trump said Friday he would refuse to sign a new compromise Republican immigration bill that would bar his administration from implementing its policy of separating children from their parents or legal guardian at the border.
In an interview Friday morning with “Fox and Friends,” Trump said he was “looking at both” immigration proposals put forth by GOP members of the House — the compromise bill, as well as a more conservative measure.
But he added, “I certainly wouldn’t sign the more moderate one.”
The remarks could upend a painstaking process — that the White House had been involved in — for the Republican majority in Congress to reach a compromise on immigration. The moderate bill includes $25 billion in funding for a border wall, and ties legal status for Dreamers to border security funding.