House Republicans are ready to take on immigration reform. Slowly. Very slowly.
With the Senate’s bipartisan framework for a pathway to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants and President Barack Obama touting his own legislative ideas, there’s real pressure on House GOP leaders to start moving.
But while the Senate group on immigration includes conservatives like Florida Republican Marco Rubio, members of the House Republican caucus haven’t been too keen on endorsing the plan right off the bat. Anything that could be seen as amnesty for illegal immigrations could tempt a primary challenge from the right. Not acting at all, however, could help Democrats at the ballot box.