Cantor: House Will Pass Immigration ‘According To Our Own Terms’

AP

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) said Sunday the House would not bring up the Senate immigration bill, but would instead address immigration “according to our own terms,” in a more “deliberative and smart” process than the Senate. 

“We’ve said we are not going to be bringing the Senate bill up, we don’t believe that that’s the right path toward an immigration reform bill,” Cantor said on “Fox News Sunday.” “We will have a vote on a series of bills at some point.”

The Virginia Republican said the House will vote on a number of immigration bills in the fall, but would not say whether he would push a measure similar to what the Senate passed that would provide a pathway to citizens for the 11 million illegal immigrants already in the country. 

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