Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), one of the most prominent supporters of a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants, said that his Republicans friends tell him that they will try to pass all of the components of comprehensive immigration reform in a piecemeal fashion.
“When I talk to my Republican friends,” Gutierrez said, “[they tell me] all of the parts will lead to the full package.”
He made his comments on Al Jazeera America’s Inside Story on Friday. Gutierrez has called Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) his “ally” in his quest for amnesty and has praised Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) as well. He emphasized that he, like President Barack Obama, does not care if immigration reform is “in parts and pieces as long as in the end, there is a full menu.”