White House insider says immigration reform on the table

Congress is out of town for a two-week recess. But a White House source says the president hopes to place immigration reform legislation on the table by the end of the year. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde reports.

Congress is out of town for a two-week recess. But a White House source says the president hopes to place immigration reform legislation on the table by the end of the year. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde reports.

Kitty Felde: President Obama’s point person on immigration told The New York Times the president will deliver a major speech next month to outline his plan for immigration reform.

The president reportedly wants to meet with lawmakers this summer so they can hammer out the details and have a bill ready to go this fall. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi already has an idea of what she wants in that bill.

Nancy Pelosi: It would of course secure our borders, it would protect our workers, prohibit the exploitation of workers coming into our country, it would unite our families. And it would have a path to legalization.

Felde: Critics say “it makes no sense” in these times of high unemployment to make it easier for American jobs to go to undocumented workers.

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