House Republicans Have Nothing to Fear from Supporting Immigration Reform

By Henry Fernandez and Philip E. Wolgin, Center for American Progress | May 19, 2014:

After last June’s passage of a strong and bipartisan immigration reform bill in the Senate, immigration reform has stalled in the House of Representatives. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) floated a series of “principles” on immigration reform as a road map for potential legislation in January. But the pushback from anti-reform hardliners within his own caucus was so great, Boehner walked the principles back one week later, saying that he could not move forward on reform because he could not trust President Barack Obama to enforce what they pass.

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