House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) said Thursday that while the immigration bill may have passed the Senate, that doesn’t mean it’s getting through the GOP-controlled House.
“While I congratulate the Senate for working hard to produce immigration reform legislation, I have many concerns about its bill,” Goodlatte said in a statement. “The bill repeats many of the same mistakes made in the 1986 immigration law, which got us into this mess in the first place.
“While the Senate has every right to pass solutions it deems appropriate, the House does as well,” he continued. “That’s the American legislative process. Since the beginning of the year, the House Judiciary Committee has taken a step-by-step approach to reforming our nation’s immigration laws, embarking on a careful, methodical examination of various components of our immigration system.”