WATCH: Getting House Republicans to pass DACA fix a ‘tall order,’ key GOP rep says 

A top-ranking Republican lawmaker is not convinced his party’s leadership will hold a vote to fix Obama-era protections for young immigrants because they don't have a majority of GOP votes to pass it. 

"I think they will vote if they can get to 218 [votes], but I'm not convinced they can get 218," Rep. Tom Cole (Okla.) told The Hill. 

A number of GOP lawmakers disagree with provisions in the so-called Goodlatte-McCaul bill, a more than 400 page bill to fix the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) represents one segment of his conference opposed to the legislation, which  he says provides "amnesty" for currently living in the U.S. illegally.

"I'm in no hurry for the Goodlatte bill to come to the floor, I do not support it," the immigration hard liner told The Hill.

Cole, a member of the GOP leadership's whip operation, says Republicans would have to provide the 218 votes to pass the measure.

"You're not going to get any Democratic votes," Cole said, noting that GOP leaders and the bill’s sponsors, Republican Reps. Bob Goodlatte (Va.) and Michael McCaul (Texas), "are trying to adjust it.”

“They are working in good faith,” Cole added. "I think they have a chance, but to get 218 with no Democrats strikes me as a tall order." 

President Trump last year announced that he was ending DACA, but gave Congress time to come up with a legislative fix. Recent court decisions delayed a March 5 deadline Trump had imposed, however.

Click on the video above to hear the lawmakers in their own words.