McCarthy closing the door on immigration reform

MSNBC | By Steve Benen | 06/24/14 12:48 PM:

When it became clear that Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) would succeed Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) as House Majority Leader, immigration-reform proponents saw a new opportunity. Cantor was a fierce opponent of comprehensive reform and was as responsible as anyone for the lack of congressional progress. McCarthy, on the other hand, comes from a more diverse district and has made public comments suggesting possible support for a compromise.

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