Meanwhile, the father of the girl who is pictured crying on the cover of this week's Time magazine said the Honduran Foreign Ministry told him that his daughter is detained with her mother in McAllen, Texas, and the two have not been separated. She was not separated from her mom.
The bill, backed by Speaker Paul Ryan, was the second of two GOP proposals and the one considered more likely to pass the unruly House.
Trump urged Republican lawmakers on Friday to drop their efforts to pass comprehensive immigration legislation until after the November congressional elections, flip-flopping on his appeal earlier in the week for Congress to act soon. They say they follow along with the rest of the country on Twitter to learn what their boss is doing.
GOP leaders trying to persuade colleagues to seize the moment and tackle immigration problems by approving the bill, which includes $25 billion for Trump's border wall and a path to citizenship for young immigrants who have lived in the USA illegally since childhood.
Trump, faced with a public outcry over his policy that separated children from their migrant parents at the USA border with Mexico, had urged Congress to take up immigration legislation to permanently prevent family separations. Dems are just playing games. The two bills were the result of House Republican Majority discussion on approaches to effectively address the Administration's call to secure America's borders and provide for Deferred Action Childhood Arrival (DACA) participant status in the United States. But without Trump's backing, the bill is essentially guaranteed to fail.
"There are many more rooms full of women going through the same thing", she said. Heck, it's not even noon yet.
The Trump administration previously had not said whether any of the more 2,300 children separated from their families had been reunited.
That House immigration bill is merely a compromise among the chamber's GOP leadership and its various conservative and moderate factions. "It may be a compromise with the devil, but it's not a compromise with the Democrats in terms of what they have in their bill".More news: Fallen Kingdom scares up $15.3 million in Thursday previews
"We're not giving up", No. 3 House GOP leader Steve Scalise, R-La said.
The Mendez family has been waiting two weeks for USA officials to let them formally request asylum - a long wait that is pushing many to cross the border illegally, according to activists. "If the president said to a given bill, "That's my bill; that's the one I want" - I think that would have a pretty significant impact on our discussions".
Trump has falsely blamed Democrats for the policy of separating migrant parents from their children in federal custody. Those defections - almost 1 in 5 GOP lawmakers - underscored the party's chasm over immigration and the election-year pressures Republicans face to stay true to districts that range from staunchly conservative to pro-immigrant.
The vote on the so-called compromise Republican plan had earlier been delayed to Friday to allow members additional time to review it.
"We will cross that bridge if we get to it", he said.
Another would help companies in agricultural regions retain migrant workers. Legislation on those issues had been promised for July, but skeptical lawmakers wanted it sooner.
"What is the objective of the House doing good immigration bills when you need 9 votes by Democrats in the Senate, and the Dems are only looking to Obstruct (which they feel is good for them in the Mid-Terms)", Trump tweeted.
Both bills were backed by the White House, whose "zero tolerance" policy against illegal immigration has come under fire home and overseas over the forced separation of children from their parents entering the United States illegally. Republicans and Trump have raised expectations that, in control of Congress and the White House, they can fix the nation's long-standing immigration problems.