Pelosi Introduces House Immigration Reform Bill in Midst of Shutdown
October 4, 2013 | Tags: AILA
Hats off to Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi for leading House Democrats in introducing an immigration reform bill October 2 despite the government shutdown. As of October 4, the bill had 152 co-sponsors, all Democrats. However, Republican leadership ultimately will have control over which bills make it to the House floor for a vote. H.R. 15, the "Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act," is modeled on bipartisan Senate bill S.744.