House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) (Jacquelyn Martin — Associated Press)

Republicans will have to pass immigration reform if they want to ever win another presidential race, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Sunday.

"I believe that the members of Congress ... will do what is right for our country," she said on NBC's "Meet the Press." "And it's certainly right for the Republicans if they ever want to win a presidential race."