Immigration Reform Debate Drags On . . .

April 10, 2014

Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) declared that "race has something to do with the fact that they're not bringing up an immigration bill."

ABC News reported:
"Pelosi was responding to a question about whether race factors into how Republicans deal with members of the Obama administration. She accused Republicans of being generally disrespectful to members of the administration and to women."
The House speaker said she would "rather see an immigration reform bill pass than win the elections in November."

 The Congressional Hispanic Caucus is pushing for the Obama Administration to give undocumented aliens protection from deportation if they would qualify under the policies outlined in the Senate Bill that passed last July.

Politico reported:
That CHC proposal, Pelosi said, “makes all the sense in the world,” adding that the notion that the administration doesn’t have some prosecutorial discretion on deportations is “ridiculous.” 
Former Republican Florida Governor Jeb Bush who said last week that many of the "illegal immigrants" who come to the U.S. "Do so out of an act of love for their families."

From The Washington Post:
"There are means by which we can control our border better than we have. And there should be penalties for breaking the law," he added. "But the way I look at this -- and I'm going to say this, and it'll be on tape and so be it. The way I look at this is someone who comes to our country because they couldn’t come legally, they come to our country because their families -- the dad who loved their children -- was worried that their children didn’t have food on the table. And they wanted to make sure their family was intact, and they crossed the border because they had no other means to work to be able to provide for their family. Yes, they broke the law, but it’s not a felony. It’s an act of love. It’s an act of commitment to your family. I honestly think that that is a different kind of crime that there should be a price paid, but it shouldn’t rile people up that people are actually coming to this country to provide for their families."
The former governor is married to a Columba Bush who was born in Mexico.

Bush's comments irked Republican's like Senator Ted Cruz and Speaker John Boehner who have worked to block immigration reform.

An immigration reform bill will likely only pass if the Democrats can take the House and Senate in upcoming elections.