GOP leaders on Wednesday announced details on their immigration overhaul, including a proposal to give millions of undocumented immigrants permanent legal status.
The plan includes provisions to grant work permits, provide work permits to more than 300,000 undocumented immigrants, and create an incentive for employers to hire undocumented immigrants.
The House will vote on the legislation Thursday, and the Senate will vote Tuesday.
House Speaker Paul Ryan said Wednesday that he wants to take the plan to President Donald Trump and President Donald J. Trump Jr. for their signature.
The White House on Wednesday said the administration will not support the bill if it fails to include enough Republican votes.
Trump said he would sign the bill in the House if it included the votes of a majority of Republicans, a statement that prompted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to urge the White House to work with Republicans to find a compromise.
Ryan’s statement prompted Democrats to accuse the speaker of putting politics ahead of his duty to pass legislation that protects the interests of American families.
“It’s clear that the Speaker has decided to go after his own members instead of his fellow Americans,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said in a statement.
“This is not a time for political correctness, it’s a time to stop politicizing and get to work to get the American people our families and our economy back on track.”
In a joint statement, Democrats, Republicans and labor unions praised the bill as a bipartisan effort to help hard-working Americans get ahead in life.
“The bipartisan House bill is the right policy to protect the American Dream, but it must be supported by a bipartisan Senate and President,” the statement read.
“The American people deserve an economy that works for them, not a broken one that rewards the few at the expense of the many.”
A Republican official said Ryan had told White House officials that he would not support a bill that does not include enough GOP votes, but did not say how the speaker would proceed.
The Trump administration on Tuesday said it would withhold federal funds from colleges that fail to meet standards for protecting undocumented students.