POLITICO Playbook: Inside Ryan’s Big Immigration Strategy

THE PRESIDENT has landed back in the United States. He got in an SUV at 5:45 a.m. at Joint Base Andrews. Via pooler Noah Bierman of the L.A. Times: “[The president] waved atop the stairs, halfway down and then stopped again by the Beast, saying ‘great trip’ toward the pool’s direction. He spoke with Moon Jae-in and Shinzo Abe on the first leg of the trip, per Sarah Sanders.” Trump has nothing on his public schedule today.

THE PRESIDENT at 5:56 a.m.: “Just landed – a long trip, but everybody can now feel much safer than the day I took office. There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea. Meeting with Kim Jong Un was an interesting and very positive experience. North Korea has great potential for the future!” …

… at 6:01 a.m.: “Before taking office people were assuming that we were going to War with North Korea. President Obama said that North Korea was our biggest and most dangerous problem. No longer – sleep well tonight!”

RACHAEL BADE, JOHN BRESNAHAN and HEATHER CAYGLE: “Ryan announces DACA votes as discharge petition stalls”: “House Republicans will vote next week on two bills addressing the plight of hundreds of thousands of Dreamers who face possible deportation, circumventing an intra-party war over immigration.

“The floor votes will effectively stop the effort by moderate Republicans in tandem with Democrats to force a vote on their immigration plans through a so-called discharge petition. The moderates do not appear to have the 218 signatures needed to circumvent leadership and force a vote on their own bipartisan bills to codify the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

“So they’ve been left to accept Speaker Paul Ryan’s idea: One vote on a conservative proposal drafted by Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), and a second on a compromise package still being assembled by Ryan in consultation with moderates and conservative Republicans.” https://politi.co/2t400Uj

By Jake Sherman for POLITICO
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