In response to tea party critics of “comprehensive” immigration reform, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has offered up an alternative proposal. Unlike the Senate version, which passed last June, Boehner says his plan would uphold the rule of law while also providing some accommodation for illegal aliens.
So, to be clear, Boehner does favor a “path to citizenship” but only for those illegal aliens who have not committed serious crimes on top of their immigration violation. Moreover, these individuals must meet a rigorous set of standards to qualify, according to press statements released through the speaker’s office.
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