With comprehensive immigration reform passed through the Senate, House Republicans are now to positioning to introduce their own legislation that contradicts some key elements of the Senate-passed immigration bill, regardless of Democratic pressure. According to Rep. Bob Goodlatte, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, instead of a “pathway to citizenship” for 11 million undocumented immigrants, the House Republicans may pursue a “pathway to legalization,” meaning that they could allow some undocumented immigrants a shot at a green card, but not full-fledged citizenship.
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The GOP has been trying to reposition its party after the 2012 election but its efforts to rebrand itself are running into roadblocks on the Hill as lawmakers are pressing restrictions that defy the goal of reaching out to women, minority voters and young people. Republican strategists have urged changes within the party but the GOP members seem oblivious to the results of 2012.
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A growing number of Senate Republicans are supporting the Senate immigration bill with the bill looking like it will get 70 votes. The House is still unpredictable since the lower chamber is expected to exclude the path to citizenship , and Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is strongly opposing the Senate bill. Still, a huge margin of victory in the Senate will put enormous pressure on the House to act.
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