House Republican leaders intervened Friday to prevent a vote on immigration legislation, dealing a severe blow to election-year efforts to overhaul the dysfunctional system.
Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.) on Friday plans to file an amendment to the annual defense policy bill that would grant green cards to young illegal immigrants who serve in the military.
Heritage Action for America isn’t the only conservative advocacy group prepared the only conservative advocacy group prepared to go to the mattresses over possible efforts in the House next week to tack an immigration-related provision onto the defense authorization bill.
The House will consider the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act next week, setting up potential debates over military sexual assault, base closures and immigration.
Senate Democrats are delving deeper in the hotly-contested topic of undocumented immigrants serving in the military.