Congressional Democrats are using a little-known parliamentary trick to try and force a vote on amnesty for DACA recipients, and it may work thanks to a small number of breakaway Republicans.
So far, 212 House members have signed a discharge petition filed by Democrats, seeking debate and a vote on several immigration bills.
Under House rules, if a majority of the House signs a discharge petition, the Speaker must schedule a debate and a vote on the bill or bills named in the petition.
Twenty-three of those signatures are from Republicans. If just six more members of Congress sign, reaching the required 218, the House will be forced to debate and vote upon immigration bills.
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