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'Qué Pasa' in Immigration: Pelosi Wants Reform, Not Raids; Deaths on the Border

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A La Opinión interview with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, titled “Pelosi advocates reform” (“Pelosi aboga por la reforma” ), appears today in all impreMedia publications. Pelosi is quoted as saying that “I hope to pass immigration reform this year” and “Last week I spoke with the president about the issue, and he reiterated his promise to work with both houses (of Congress) to create a bill that could be passed.”

Pelosi has repeatedly indicated that the Senate needs to debate an immigration reform bill before the House will take it up. Asked whether the House has the votes to pass such a bill, Pelosi told La Opinión she thinks “we will have the votes.” “The Congressional Hispanic Caucus has taken the lead. I think they feel pretty confident about the numbers, and if they see it that way, I do too,” she added.

Asked about Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids, Pelosi said she does not think “we should wait another day to end these policies. We can’t wait for immigration reform to make that happen.”