“The best place to begin I think is with the children. Let’s go ahead and get that under our belt, put a win on the board so we can promise a better life for those kids who are here due to no fault of their own,” Cantor said on NBC’s “Meet The Press.”

Cantor said sounded an optimistic note on the prospects for immigration reform, saying that here is “a lot of movement” in both chambers of Congress. He added that it was important to “balance” the need for heightened border security with compassion towards those who are here illegally…

When asked if that meant he supported the DREAM Act, Cantor said he didn’t know the current status of the bill, but said he supported its underlying principles.