Republican Party

House Republicans Split on Moving Ahead on Immigration Reform

Some not as keen as others


CAMBRIDGE, Md. – House Republicans meeting privately at their retreat on Thursday were split on whether the leadership should forge ahead with immigration legislation this year, according to people in the room.

After Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) opened the floor to members following his release of leadership's "principles" for immigration reform, dozens of members stood up to speak, and the responses fell into four broad categories, said Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (Fla.), a leading Republican advocate for immigration reform.