Sunday show roundup: Schumer offers a new idea on immigration

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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