WASHINGTON -- Democrats are ignoring a White House veto threat and muscling legislation toward House passage giving a chance for citizenship to an estimated 2 million-plus migrants.
The bill stands virtually no chance of becoming law. But it's letting Democrats showcase their efforts on one of their highest-profile priorities.
Republicans say the bill lacks border security provisions that they and Trump have long demanded as part of any major immigration bill. White House aides sent lawmakers a letter threatening a Trump veto, saying the measure "would incentivize and reward illegal immigration" without "defending our borders."
The bill seems fated to join other House-passed measures advancing Democrats' agenda that are stalling in the GOP-run Senate.