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Paul Ryan sets House vote on GOP immigration bill for Wednesday

Paul Ryan sets House vote on GOP immigration bill for Wednesday

House Speaker Paul Ryan scheduled a long-awaited showdown vote on a broad Republican immigration bill for Wednesday, but is showing little confidence that the package will survive.

Underscoring the legislation's weak prospects in his GOP-run chamber, Ryan, R-Wis., declined to answer questions Tuesday about a separate, narrow measure Republicans are privately discussing. It would focus on the issue that has grabbed public attention in recent days: the Trump administration's separation of migrant children from their parents when families are caught crossing the border without authorization.

"If that doesn't succeed, then we'll cross that bridge," Ryan told reporters...

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