Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) huddled with President Trump at the White House on Tuesday to discuss a path forward on immigration.
The meeting comes as GOP leaders in the House face pressure from rank-and-file members to bring immigration legislation to the floor.
Eighteen Republicans have signed on to a discharge petition to force a series of votes on several immigration bills. If the petition wins a majority of House members as signatories, it would force a vote on the floor.
GOP leaders have informally whipped members against backing the discharge petition, which could lead to passage of legislation fixing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that might allow young people brought to the United States illegally as children to remain here to work and go to school.