Idaho GOP Rep. Raul Labrador said during Wednesday’s “Conversations with Conservatives” forum with reporters that the once-controversial “pathway to citizenship” isn’t a big deal.
Reports Rebecca Berg of BuzzFeed Politics:
“You guys emphasize the ‘pathway to citizenship’ — we’re talking about a minor issue,” said Rep. Raul Labrador, one of the leading Republican members of a House working group on immigration reform. “The real issue that we’re dealing with is immigration reform.”
“What I think should happen is, anybody who’s here illegally can come out of the shadows, become legalized in some way, have some sort of legal status, and the status could lead to legal permanent residency and citizenship eventually, but just the same as anybody else who falls into that category,” he added.