The Wall Street Journal: Republican leaders appear resigned to defeat on compromise immigration bill

WASHINGTON — House Republican leaders braced for defeat on the party’s immigration bill as an effort to build GOP support ahead of a vote Wednesday collapsed after President Donald Trump declined to throw his full weight behind the measure.

To build more support for the measure, called the compromise bill, Republican leaders had suggested adding provisions to make it harder for immigrants to work in the U.S. without legal documentation and to expand an agricultural guest workers program. But those provisions were expected to be left out of the final measure after they failed to attract enough new votes.

“The die has been cast at this point,” said Rep.

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