Biden asks Boehner to set House vote on immigration reform
Vice President Joe Biden on Monday repeated the Obama administration’s demand that the U.S. House of Representatives vote on an immigration reform that would open a path to legalization for 11 million people. President Barack Obama and fellow Democrats have spent months urging Republican House Speaker John Boehner to bring to the floor the bipartisan reform measure passed last summer by the Senate.
“It’s time for John – he’s a good man, John Boehner – to stand up and other Republicans to stand up,” Biden said during a breakfast to mark the Cinco de Mayo holiday.
Biden said during a breakfast to mark the Cinco de Mayo holiday.
“It’s time for him to stand up, … not let the minority – I think it’s a minority – of the Republican Party in the House keep us from moving in a way that will change the circumstances for millions and millions of lives,” the vice president said.
He defended the appropriateness of immigration reform on both moral and economic grounds.