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House GOP Leaders Back Legal Status in Immigration Push

HouseSpeaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Thursday released immigration overhaul principles (link), laying out a broad GOP-backed pathway to legalized status for undocumented immigrants. Boehner said it was “important to act” on immigration reform from an economic and national security standpoint. But he drew a clear line and said that if Democrats insist on a faster path to citizenship, the effort will fall apart. "These standards are as far as we are willing to go,” Boehner said, according to a person in the room. “Nancy Pelosi said yesterday that for her caucus, it is a special path to citizenship or nothing. If Democrats insist on that, then we are not going to get anywhere this year.” But Boehner added, "Having said that,I believe these standards represent a fair, principled way for us to solve this issue, beginning with securing our borders and enforcing our laws.”



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