Sunday show roundup: Schumer offers a new idea on immigration

February 9, 2014

Republicans say they don't trust President Obama to enforce the law and that's given them pause on immigration. So Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) proposed a solution on Sunday.

"There's a simple solution: Let's enact the law this year but simply not let it actually start until 2017, after President Obama's term is over," Schumer, the third-ranking Senate Democrat said on NBC's "Meet The Press."

But House Speaker John A. Boehner's office wasn't buying it. So for now, Democratic and Republican lawmakers are still at odds.

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Sean Sullivan has covered national politics for The Washington Post since 2012.
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