Trump still wants immigration bill, McCaul says
WASHINGTON (AP) - The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee says the White House has assured him that President Donald Trump remains "100 percent" behind efforts in the House to pass an immigration bill.
Republican Rep. Mike McCaul of Texas says on "Fox News Sunday" that the House needs to pass a wide-ranging immigration bill this week. He says if the House doesn't act, the nation will see "this human tragedy" continue to happen along the border.
McCaul is suggesting Congress may need to pass a "skinny" immigration bill dealing with family separation if the more wide-ranging version fails.
He says "at a minimum" the House needs to address the separation of immigrant children from their families at the southern border, calling it "inhumane."