Published On: Fri, Jul 30th, 2021

Speaker Pelosi Supports Democrats Passing Immigration Reform Without GOP Votes

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Friday that she supports Democrats passing immigrations reform in Democrats’ multitrillion-dollar spending package without GOP support. “I do believe that immigration should be in the reconciliation, some piece of that, in the reconciliation,” Pelosi told reporters on Friday during a press conference with House Democratic leadership. “But to qualify for being included in a reconciliation bill, the proposal has to have an impact on the budget. We have clear numbers to that effect to go forward … We know we have a very good case for this to be included,” Pelosi added. The speaker’s comments come after Democrat leaders met with President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris earlier in the week about providing a pathway to citizenship for the millions of illegal immigrants living in the United States. “Yesterday, I was pleased to join Chair [Zoe] Lofgren, and Chairman [Jerry] Nadler, as well as …

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