Schumer Gives House GOP A Thumbs Up For Immigration Proposals

AP

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said the set of immigration “principles” released Thursday by House GOP leaders suggest the door is open for reform.

“While these standards are certainly not everything we would agree with, they leave a real possibility that Democrats and Republicans, in both the House and Senate, can in some way come together and pass immigration reform that both sides can accept. It is a long, hard road but the door is open,” he said in a statement.

Schumer is a leading author of the comprehensive immigration bill passed by the Senate last year, which House Republicans have rejected.

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