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Immigration Reform Chances Slipping

 
Immigration Reform Chances Slipping
Posted February 6th, 2014 @ 6:02pm by KFBK News

Chances of comprehensive immigration reform in 2014 seem to be slipping away.  GOP Speaker John Boehner said his members continue discussing immigration, but stressed that many House Republicans do not trust the Obama administration to adequately enforce a new law.

"The American people, including many of my members, don't trust that the reform that we're talking about as it was intended to be," said the Speaker.

However, the White House remains optimistic about getting an immigration reform bill done this year.

"We've seen significant movement among Republicans on this issue, and it is heartening to see the Republican leaders in Congress, including the Speaker of the House and others, identify immigration reform as a necessary priority," Presidential spokesman Jay Carney said.

Carney cited ongoing, positive progress in the House.  The Senate passed a sweeping, bipartisan immigration reform bill last year but the effort remains stalled in the House. 

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