June 27, 2018 / 12:59 PM / 5 months ago

Trump urges House to pass immigration bill on Wednesday

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a lunch meeting with Republican members of Congress at the White House in Washington, U.S., June 26, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump urged Republican lawmakers to pass a “strong but fair” immigration bill before the House of Representatives on Wednesday, despite its slim chances in the U.S. Senate.

In a Twitter post written in capital letters throughout, Trump said House Republicans should pass the bill, even though he said Democrats would stop it from passing in the Senate, where Republicans have a slimmer majority.

“PASSAGE WILL SHOW THAT WE WANT STRONG BORDERS & SECURITY WHILE THE DEMS WANT OPEN BORDERS = CRIME,” the Republican president wrote on Twitter.

Reporting by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Frances Kerry

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