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The story is changing by the minute, but here is what we know about the GOP mutiny on Capitol Hill over immigration…which now involves the farm bill:

From The Hill’s Melanie Zanona and Juliegrace Brufke: GOP lawmakers hope to reach an agreement by the end of the day to end a revolt by Republican centrists demanding votes on legislation to protect "Dreamers”...House conservatives and GOP leaders hope to come up with a way forward that moderate Republicans, conservatives and even some Democrats could support (The Hill)...The bill that conservatives favor will get a vote next month. That’s a problem for some who want to vote on immigration before the farm bill roll call. It’s also a problem for centrist Republicans who have indicated they may torpedo the bill sponsored by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob GoodlatteRobert (Bob) William GoodlatteUSCIS chief Cuccinelli blames Paul Ryan for immigration inaction Immigrant advocacy groups shouldn't be opposing Trump's raids Top Republican releases full transcript of Bruce Ohr interview MORE (R-Va.), voting against the rule bringing it to the floor. (The Hill).

This is a stunning and abrupt turn of events that seemed unimaginable only a week ago. Moderate Republicans running in swing districts have effectively forced Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanThree-way clash set to dominate Democratic debate Krystal Ball touts Sanders odds in Texas Republicans pour cold water on Trump's term limit idea MORE’s (R-Wis.) hand by threatening to work with Democrats to force a vote on an immigration bill.

Analysis from The Hill’s editor-in-chief Bob Cusack:

“This is a multi-layered problem for Republican leaders, who are getting squeezed by the Freedom Caucus and moderate Republicans who are in danger of losing their seats this fall. For years, centrist GOP lawmakers have talked tough and then caved to leadership. But on this issue, they are organized and not backing down. Are Republicans going to get a sweeping deal on the thorny issue of immigration less than six months before the election? Color me skeptical.” 

Keep coming back to TheHill.com as more developments unfold today ...

Watch: House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark MeadowsMark Randall MeadowsMeadows, Cotton introduce bill to prevent district judges from blocking federal policy changes The Hill's Morning Report - Trump ousts Bolton; GOP exhales after win in NC Meadows to be replaced by Biggs as Freedom Caucus leader MORE (R-N.C.) tells The Hill that Republicans are close to an immigration deal.

The Hill: GOP leaders will roll the dice on a Friday farm bill vote even as conservatives threaten to take it down over immigration. 

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