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Boehner: Immigration Reform 'Needs To Be Addressed'

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"I still think immigration reform is an important subject that needs to be addressed. And I'm hopeful," Boehner told reporters at a weekly Capitol Hill briefing. 

Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), a key player in House immigration talks, told the Washington Post Tuesday that a “number” of House GOPers are discussing a piecemeal approach that would address the nation's 11 million undocumented immigrants but that could also attract a substantial number of Republican votes.

“There are a number of us who are working on a proposal to deal with the folks who are here in a way that allows those who have not committed crimes to get right with the law,” he said.