Republicans in House Resist Overhaul for Immigration

Republicans in House Resist Overhaul for ImmigrationNew York Times – Meeting for the first time as a group to hammer out their approach to immigration, House Republicans came down overwhelmingly against a comprehensive overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws, jeopardizing the future of sweeping legislation that includes a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.

The Republican-controlled House does not plan to take up anything resembling the Senate bill, which many believe is bad policy and smacks of an amnesty strongly opposed by the conservatives who hold sway over much of the rank and file. The House also does not intend to move very quickly, and some Republicans are wary of passing any measure at all that could lead to negotiations with the Senate, which could add pressure to the House to consider a broader plan. [Read More]