House GOP pessimistic over immigration-reform chances
Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, sounded a downright pessimistic note on the prospects of comprehensive immigration reform during a panel on the subject at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference.
The tea-party favorite, who is a leader on immigration-reform efforts in the House, lashed out at Democrats for allowing labor unions to obstruct 2007 legislation, warning it could happen again.
“The Democratic Party has a problem right now. They have to pick between their two favorite children, they have to pick between the Hispanic groups and the labor unions,” Labrador said. “Every time they have to pick [between] those two groups they pick labor groups. Every single time.”