Nancy Pelosi Hopes Immigration Reform Gets Passed

Nancy Pelosi On Immigration Reform: ‘There’s Still The Month Of July’

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi doesn’t have much faith in Congress passing comprehensive immigration reform this year, according to a report from The Associated Press.

Pelosi said this in Brownsville, Texas, where she toured a Border Patrol facility that is holding unaccompanied children. Pelosi said that this issue should not be a political one, but she is also hoping that House Speaker John Boehner and the rest of the members of Congress will do something.

“A few days ago I would have been more optimistic about comprehensive immigration reform,” Pelosi said. “I thought that we had been finding a way because we have been very patient and respectful of [Boehner] trying to do it one way or another.”

Nancy Pelosi added that she doesn’t think Boehner “gives us much reason to be hopeful now,” but that doesn’t mean it’s time to throw in the towel.

“There’s still the month of July,” Pelosi said.

Nancy Pelosi didn’t go into details on why she doesn’t think comprehensive immigration reform will be passed this year.

During a press conference, Nancy Pelosi addressed what President Barack Obama has called an “urgent humanitarian situation.” But Pelosi wanted to avoid calling the situation a “crisis,” according to a report from Business Insider. Instead, she called it an “opportunity” for America to show the values it holds.

“This is a community with a border going through it,” Pelosi told reporters. “And this crisis — that some call a ‘crisis’ — we have to view as an opportunity.”

Nancy Pelosi Demands Something Be Done About Immigration