January 27th, 2013
01:50 PM ET
1 year ago

GOP needs to back immigration overhaul, lawmakers say

(CNN) - The Republican Party's steep deficit among Latino voters last November will boost a new effort by the Obama administration to overhaul U.S. immigration laws, leading lawmakers from both parties said Sunday.

President Barack Obama is expected to kick off the push Tuesday with a speech in Las Vegas and to lay out more specifics during his State of the Union address on February 12. Obama has called addressing immigration the top legislative priority of his second term, and a group of Democratic and Republican senators says it plans to lay out its framework for a bill this week.

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  1. vic , nashville ,tn

    Yes GOP needs to back the immigration
    After watching this panel discussion morning I want to post this
    Our mayor is democrat I like him, Our Governor is republican I like him and I like our president.
    We didn’t like Romney so GOP lost. Don’t change the election rules nominate the best candidates like Jon Huntsman or Chris Christie who can win the general election
    Obama won’t in the ballot 2016 so there is no point of changing the election rules change the policy

    January 27, 2013 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  2. sifto

    Repubs are the ones who initiated immigration reform under GWB–the democrats only jumped on the bandwagon when it was politically expedient....

    January 27, 2013 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  3. Rick McDaniel

    Sorry........the people are tired of the Dem socialists trying to destroy America.

    No deal.

    January 27, 2013 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  4. Ray E. (Georgia)

    So what will we tell the people that are in line now, who have been waiting patiently? If they want to become citizens theie is already a way and it is in use. Anything that smacks of Amnesty will be a non starter.

    January 27, 2013 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |