As activists began their 22nd day of fasting, House Republicans were busy holding a two-hour committee hearing a few blocks away on whether President Barack Obama (D) has “encroach[ed] into Congress’ sphere of power” on immigration reform.
One key House Republican member said on Tuesday that the House may push through immigration reform sometime in October, and that other legislative priorities like Syria and spending cuts shouldn't deter the House from passing reform.
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When Jossimar Diaz-Castro asked House Judiciary Committee Chairman Goodlatte (R-VA) at a town hall event on Monday night about the bipartisan Senate immigration bill, Diaz-Castro probably did not expect to be asked if he is undocumented.
House Judiciary Chair Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) stirred up questions about the future of immigration reform when he said on Monday that he would not support citizenship even for young undocumented immigrants who came to this country as children. But Goodlatte may be softening his position.