Today, Speaker Boehner announced that he would not bring immigration reform to the floor for the vote if there were not a majority of Republicans supporting the legislation. Congressman Randy Weber (R-Friendswood) made the following statement:
"What the Senate has proposed for comprehensive immigration reform is a thinly veiled amnesty bill. Our priority should be focused on securing our borders and enforcing the laws that are currently on the books. This is why, I was one of the seventy who signed and advocated for the Hastert letter, encouraging leadership to hold an exhaustive discussion on immigration reform within the Republican Conference."