Boehner noncommittal on bipartisan blueprint for immigration reform

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Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images

House Speaker John A. Boehner gave a measured response to a new bipartisan framework for changes to the nation's immigration laws, to be unveiled by a group of eight senators Monday afternoon.

A spokesman for Boehner (R-Ohio) said he "welcomes the work of leaders like Senator Rubio on this issue and is looking forward to learning more about the proposal in the coming days.”

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is one of four Republicans who have been drawing up the Senate plan. The support of the young and rising GOP star is especially important to conservatives, particularly as he has been insisting that immigration law not award preferential treatment to those who came to the country illegally. Still, the bipartisan blueprint would offer a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants, albeit a long and difficult one.

Read the full "Bipartisan Framework for Immigration Reform" report here and weigh in on the proposals in it here.

Rosalind Helderman is a political enterprise and investigations reporter for the Washington Post.

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