House Dems Alter Border Bill, Trump Pledges Veto
The bill aims to improve the treatment of migrant families in federal detainment
On Monday, the White House threatened to veto a Democratic-written $4.5 billion House bill aimed at improving the treatment of migrant families detained after crossing the southern border into the U.S., saying the measure would hamstring Trump administration border security efforts.
The warning came as Hispanic and liberal Democrats pressed House leaders to add provisions to the legislation strengthening protections for migrant children, changes that might render the measure even less palatable to President Donald Trump.
Many children detained entering the U.S. from Mexico have been held under harsh conditions. Lawmakers leaving a late-night meeting with Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said changes in the bill were possible but said leaders still hoped the House would approve the measure as soon as Tuesday.
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