Democrat Says Immigration Reform Has Stalled Because Of GOP ‘Racism’

(Photo: AP/File) Rep. Steve Israel, D-NY(Photo: AP/File) Rep. Steve Israel, D-NY
(Photo: AP/File) Rep. Steve Israel, D-NY

(Photo: AP/File) Rep. Steve Israel, D-NY

A lawmaker who heads a House committee to elect Democrats blamed the country’s failure to pass immigration reform on Republican “racism.”

Rep. Steve Israel’s comments are in line with those from House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi earlier this week, in which she blamed racial issues for the GOP’s failure to act on comprehensive immigration legislation. Asked about Pelosi’s comments, New York’s Israel said he agreed with her assessment.

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