WATCH: Dem lawmaker: House immigration bill can't 'make it through the Senate'

Congressional Hispanic Caucus member Rep. Ruben GallegoRuben GallegoOne year later: Puerto Rico battles with bureaucracy after Maria Grassley to administration: You must consult Congress on refugee cap Arizona voters like Kyl but few think he'll stick around MORE (D-Ariz.) says that a House GOP-backed immigration bill offered Wednesday is "never going to make it through the Senate."

"A Goodlatte bill is never going to make it through the Senate — no matter," Gallego said in an interview with The Hill.


Gallego added that it's "not realistic" of the Republican leaders to think that the bill offered by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) will be accepted by the 60 members of Senate needed for passage of a measure to fix the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Republicans and Democrats met at the White House with President Trump on Tuesday to discuss a compromise to allow nearly 800,000 immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally as children to stay in the country.

Watch the video above to hear Gallego in his own words.