Reid: “Immigration Bill will pass in 2014”

House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid both say a bill is possible.
House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid both say a bill is possible.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) will “cave in” on immigration reform, expressing confidence that a proposal would pass the House sometime next year.

Reid on Tuesday said Republicans would sign onto a deal if they ever want to see a GOP president again.

“If the Republicans ever want to elect a Republican president again, they’re going to have to get right with the Hispanic and Asian community who, by more than 70 percent, voted for Obama last time,” Reid told the Las Vegas Sun.

Reid argued many GOP House members do not care about immigration reform because they “don’t have a lot of people of color in their congressional district.” But he said there is a portion of the party that does care.

“I think there’s going to be so much pressure on the House that they’ll have to pass it,” he said.

Reid described the issue as one that is not going away. More…

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