House Dem. Leader: ‘Votes Exist’ in House for Pathway to Citizenship


On Wednesday, Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA), the chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, said there were enough votes in the House of Representatives for an immigration bill that would provide a pathway to citizenship or legalization for all of the country’s illegal immigrants.

Becerra and other Democrats like House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) introduced comprehensive immigration reform legislation that essentially mirrored the one that passed earlier this year in the Senate at a press conference. Becerra said, “we know that today the votes exist in the House of Representatives” for a bill that provides “a path to legal residency and ultimately to citizenship” for the country’s illegal immigrants.