House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) Endorses Path to Citizenship for Illegal Immigrants

by Colonel on February 5, 2013

“House Majority Leader Eric Cantor attempted to project a softer Republican tone on immigration during a speech at the American Enterprise Institute on Tuesday. …

Cantor, the second-ranking House Republican, endorsed a path to citizenship for DREAMers, the undocumented young people brought to the United States as children. House Republicans helped sink the DREAM Act, which would have granted a path to citizenship to DREAMers seeking a college education or military service, in 2010.

He also voiced support for a guest-worker program, increased border security, and an employment verification system as a part of a broader immigration reform effort. Those ideas are all components of the immigration reform framework outlined by the Senate “Gang of Eight.”

But Cantor refused to take a position on the bipartisan group’s plan, saying he’s not familiar with the specifics of that framework.

“– Emily Deruy, Copyright 2013 ABC News Internet Ventures

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