Republican members of a bipartisan group working on immigration legislation in the House are meeting Friday morning with House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) to discuss when the group should move ahead to introduce legislation, as the group nears agreement on a bill.

The meeting, confirmed by three congressional aides, comes a day after Democrats in the group briefed House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). Aides said the eight member group is close to an agreed upon bill--but is eager for input from Boehner. Boehner has been publicly supportive of the quiet negotiations but has long said action on the issue should begin in the Senate.

“I think as of last night, they may have an agreement, an agreement in principle in terms of how we would deal with the question of both legal immigration and illegal immigration,” Boehner told the New York Times in an interview Thursday.