A special House "working group" led by Rep. Kay Granger has finalized a draft of its "set of principles" for GOP legislation dealing with the border crisis — including a call for putting an end to the "catch-and-release" system for unaccompanied minors.
Several of the proposals clash dramatically with what House and Senate Democrats say they will go along with.
And the two chambers also appear to be on a collision course for how much funding an emergency bill will contain. Senate Democrats say they will go along with President Obama's request for $3.7 billion, but House Republicans are looking at less than half of that amount.
Members of the House working group, including Reps. Steve Pearce, R-N.M., and Matt Salmon, R-Ariz., said a completed package of recommendations by Granger's staffers was delivered to each of their offices on Thursday morning for a final sign-off.
At least some of the working group's recommendations are likely to become part of the House Republican alternative to Obama's proposal. While there could be some last-minute changes, one of the recommendations will be that children should be detained until they see an immigration judge.
The guidelines will recommend this should happen within five to seven days.