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On Again/Off Again: Republican Inaction On Immigration Reform

Here’s a look at House Republicans' on again/off again relationship with immigration reform:

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Speaker Boehner remained optimistic though. In May 2013, he said: "The House is going to work its will… and I'm confident we'll have a solid work product that we can go to conference with the Senate." Then the next month, the Senate passed a comprehensive immigration reform bill with a bipartisan vote of 68-32.

Not to mention the economic benefits that comprehensive immigration reform would yield, including boosting our economy and reducing the deficit by $900 billion over the next 20 years.

With three weeks left before the House adjourns for August, time is of the essence for the House to take action. House Republicans should listen to the majority of the American people, the majority of the House, and the broad range of organizations who all support immigration reform.

And fix a system that everyone agrees is broken - which is not only the morally right thing to do, but will boost our economy, reduce the deficit, and strengthen America's competitiveness. Isn't that what we all want?