Boehner says he might bring up immigration reform this year

WASHINGTON Wed Oct 23, 2013 11:44am EDT

1 of 3. U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) speaks next to Representative Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) (R) during a news conference at the Republican National Committee offices on Capitol Hill in Washington October 23, 2013.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House of Representatives speaker John Boehner on Wednesday held out the possibility that he might bring U.S. immigration legislation to the floor by the end of the year.

Asked at a question-and-answer session with reporters if he intends to bring up immigration reform this year, Boehner, a Republican, replied: "I still think that immigration reform is an important subject that needs to be addressed and I am hopeful."

(Reporting David Lawder and Caren Bohan; Editing by Vicki Allen)

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OnAnIsland wrote:
You arrest 5 representatives for trespass on the mall while allowing thousands of illegal immigrants the right to protest because they have the right to free speech. You shove a billy club at an 80 year old veteran because he wants the rights and freedoms that he fought for. You penalize servicemen and citizens alike to have a child’s temper tantrum played out by the press. The reform we need is for 525 congressmen to start doing the job that taxpayers elected them to do.

Oct 23, 2013 11:37am EDT  --  Report as abuse
BioStudies wrote:
If the Republicans really do want to be taken over by the Tea Party I suggest they vote in favor of amnesty.

Oct 23, 2013 11:42am EDT  --  Report as abuse
flashrooster wrote:
Anyone want to bet that this doesn’t happen? Immigration reform would take energy away from trying to undermine the Obama Administration. Can’t have that. If they DID do it, it would have to include something the Republicans know Obama can’t support, like defunding Obamacare. It’s been years since the Republican party has contributed anything constructive to this country.

Oct 23, 2013 11:43am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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