Tea Party & House GOP Battle Over Immigration

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

A boys shows a US flag as President Barack Obama speaks on immigration at the Chamizal National Memorial on May 10, 2011 in El Paso, Texas. (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty)

The power of the Tea Party continues to divide and fracture House Republicans. The latest break is over immigration reform.

House Speaker John Boehner has decided to stand strong and push forward with immigration reform more than six months after the Senate passed a comprehensive bill that would balance tighter border security with a path to citizenship. But the Tea Party has made it clear they will fight back against legislation.

So what is on the table for immigration reform this time around? And what is at the heart of the GOP split?

For answers, we go to Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich.


Todd Zwillich


T.J. Raphael

Comments [3]


If Republicans are foolish enough to listen to Democrats and reward illegal immigrants with citizenship then they deserve the major election losses to follow.

Feb. 05 2014 02:53 AM

ALOHA:.... at 1:28 of the broadcast, todd said "11,000" illegal immigrants!... i think he meant eleven MILLION undocumented individuals!!.... aloha from the north shore of maui.

Feb. 04 2014 02:48 PM
Larry Fisher from Brooklyn, N.Y.

Our immigrant population is and has always been our greatest strength as a nation. Immigrants come here idealistic, positive and ambitious. Sure they take jobs, jobs that nobody else wants to do.

Feb. 04 2014 02:18 PM

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