Friday, August 10, 2007

House Minority Leader Boehner praises the administration's new immigration rules, but Sen. Grassley (R-IA) wants to see some results:

“The American people want our borders secure and our laws enforced and the Administration should be commended for taking additional steps to achieve those goals,” said House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio). “First and foremost, Republicans believe our efforts must start with strong border security and interior enforcement and today’s news are positive steps in the right direction.”

However, some Republicans were cautious with regard to the new initiatives on immigration, an issue in which the GOP base has split with its president.

While I appreciate today’s announcement, the Administration can talk until they’re blue in the face about proposed reforms to improve our immigration system,” said Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa.). “I won’t be happy until I see action that’s more than just a press conference and words on a piece of paper.”