House group secretly crafting its own immigration plan
But several sources familiar with the work of the House group said that it has come to a general consensus on a number of issues despite coming from different ideological places.
The biggest sticking point is most likely their differing views on offering illegal immigrants a pathway to citizenship.
In an interview with POLITICO on Monday, Labrador said he supports the principles that the Senate laid out but insisted that “creating a new pathway” to citizenship for undocumented workers “is not a good idea.” It would encourage more illegal immigration, he said.
Asked if he is flexible, Labrador said: “The question that is more appropriate is how flexible are they? We’ve gone a bit to their side. If they’re unwilling to be flexible on that issue, [then] they want political victory not policy victory.”