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John Boehner: Republican Leaders To Outline Principles on Immigration Reform This Week

Senate immigration bill was passed in June


(Reuters) - U.S. House Republican leaders will outline their principles for immigration reform at a party meeting this week, House Speaker John Boehner said on Tuesday.

Immigration reform advocates, who saw their hopes dashed in 2013 for major legislation, have been waiting for the House Republican leadership to take such a step.

Boehner did not give any details of the principles, nor did he promise specific legislative action in the near term.

"We're going to outline our standards, principles of immigration reform and have a conversation with members," Boehner told a news conference after a party meeting near the U.S. Capitol.