All Eyes On House Speaker Boehner for Immigration Reform

Monday, 19 May 2014 12:38 PM

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House Speaker John Boehner has yet to reveal whether he'll hold a vote on immigration reform before the August recess on Capitol Hill.

The Hill reports Boehner "clearly wants to overhaul the immigration system, but to revive the issue, he will have to untangle knots he tied during the past year."

Earlier this year, Boehner ruled out the Senate’s so-called "comprehensive" bill. He then called for a "step-by-step" approach by the House encompassing several separate bills, according to The Hill.

But the news website says Boehner's biggest obstacle could be trust in President Barack Obama.

"Nobody trusts the president, and that’s just the reality," said U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart of Florida. "Can the president re-establish his credibility in the next two months with the House, with the American people, or with our allies? No. I think he can hopefully not make it worse."

The Hill reports Boehner has not said how Obama could restore trust among GOP lawmakers. But his aides say the president could begin by working with GOP members on other priorities, such as the Skills Act.

Meanwhile, large majorities of voters across the political spectrum support comprehensive immigration reform in constituencies that have the most competitive House and Senate races in 2014, a new poll has found.

According to a poll conducted by Politico on May 2-13 of 867 likely voters, 71 percent of voters said they support sweeping changes to the immigration laws, including 64 percent of Republicans, 78 percent of Democrats, and 71 percent of independents.

Overall, just 28 percent of respondents said they oppose reform, with 12 percent who said they strongly oppose it.

Immigration reform is of particular importance to Hispanic voters, a group that also feels most strongly about the issue compared to other subgroups surveyed.

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