GOP Rep: White House Playing Games with Immigration Reform
Rep. Brian Bilbray (R-Calif.) accused the White House on Saturday of playing politics with immigration reform, after President Obama delayed meeting with congressional leaders to discuss the topic this upcoming week.
The longtime anti-illegal-immigration lawmaker questioned the administration’s motives in setting up a bipartisan meeting with members of Congress on comprehensive reform only to exclude key GOP members, on both sides of the dome, from the session that White House officials announced last Friday had to be rescheduled for the second time.
“Do you really want to get a consensus or are you just putting together people that you agree with for a political maneuver?” the House Immigration Reform Caucus chairman said in an interview with The Hill. “If you’re going to have a meeting you have to include the ranking members of the committees of jurisdiction.”
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