Top Republicans Call On Congress To Pass Immigration Reform

AP

Some of the top Republicans in the country, including Karl Rove, sent a letter to GOP members of Congress on Tuesday calling on them to back an effort to reform the nation’s immigration system. the New York Times reported.

The letter, which includes the signature of more than 100 GOP donors, urges Republican lawmakers to support “legal status” for the 11 million undocumented immigrants here in the country. 

Carlos Gutierrez, who served as commerce secretary under former George W. Bush, spearheaded the effort, according to the Times. Along with Rove, the letter includes signatures from former Vice President Dan Quayle and Staples founder Tom Stemberg.

Read the letter here.

There’s growing doubt about the prospects for immigration reform to pass the House, with Rep. Steve King’s (R-IA) recent inflammatory comments about young undocumented immigrants providing evidence of just how difficult it will be to build Republican support for the legislation.

 

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