House Conservatives Say No Immigration Reform This Year
According to a Washington Post article dated February 5th, House Conservatives have taken the stance that immigration reform should be delayed until next year, when the possibility of a Republican controlled Senate could come to fruition. The article states that numerous House Republicans question the timing is not ripe to divide the GOP along immigration battle lines. Once the Senate is won, reform could be pushed through on more agreeable terms.
This line of reasoning appears to have a broad foundation in the House, and Speaker Boehner’s comments of last week add support. Additionally, the article quotes Senator Mitch McConnell stating that the Senate and House strategies on the issue appeared to be an “irresolvable conflict.” McConnell went on to state “I don’t see how you get to an outcome this year with the two bodies in such a different place”.
The Washington Post article can be found in its entirely at:
We will post more on this issue as information becomes available.
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