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Speaker Boehner is “Hopeful” On Immigration Reform This Year

October 23, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — This morning, while addressing reporters during a question and answer session, House Speaker John Boehner (OH-08) held open the possibility of bringing up immigration reform for a vote on the House floor this year.

Ali Noorani, Executive Director at the National Immigration Forum, made the following statement regarding Speaker Boehner’s remarks.

“We welcome Speaker Boehner’s remarks on the possibility that immigration reform will come up for a vote this year. Clearly, House Republican leaders are prioritizing reform. Congressmen Mario Díaz-Balart, Darrell Issa and Bob Goodlatte also have given positive signals recently.

“These comments and reports from Republican leadership are certainly positive, and that’s why the momentum of support from our nation’s local conservative leaders only continues to build.

“On Tuesday, Speaker Boehner will be among the dozens of House Republicans who will hear from more than 400 local leaders who hold a Bible, wear a badge or own a business. These leaders will share their powerful stories and urge their members of Congress to vote ‘yes’ on reform this fall.

“The time for bipartisan reform that protects family values, upholds the rule of law and grows the economy has come. The nation’s pastors, police chiefs and business owners are ready for reform.”

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