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House to vote on bill to protect ‘Dreamers’ as soon as next week

House Speaker Paul Ryan
House Speaker Paul Ryan
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House Republicans are considering next steps on two immigration bills after GOP leaders persuaded moderate Republicans to drop their effort to force votes on legislation that would have protected young "Dreamer" immigrants with a path to citizenship.

Instead, leaders reached a deal with moderates and conservatives that will allow two votes on other bills, starting as soon as next week.

Moderates were promised a vote on a compromise immigration plan, which remains a work in progress but will likely include a citizenship pathway for the young immigrants who have been living in the country illegally since they were children. Conservatives were guaranteed a vote on their favored approach, which provides a path to legal status but not citizenship.

AirTalk looks at the two bills coming up for a vote in the House, and their chances of passage.

With files from the Associated Press


Eliza Collins, Congressional reporter for USA Today; she joins us from the Capitol; she tweets @elizacollins1