But we don’t know what’s in it, via AP:

A bipartisan band of House members working on a comprehensive immigration bill has reached an agreement in principle, lawmakers said Thursday, after talks dragged on for months and appeared stalled earlier in the day.

The lawmakers did not provide details as they left a two-hour meeting Thursday evening, but said they would be working to write the measure.

“We have an agreement in principle. We’re now going to work on finishing up the drafting of the bill,” Rep. John Carter, R.-Texas, a member of the group, said Thursday.

Politico further reports:

Carter also said that he vehemently opposes the Senate bill, and declared it dead on arrival in the House.

Someone at the Daily Beast writes:

With the exception of whether immigrants on provisional status would qualify for ObamaCare, the House will be eschewing the piecemeal process.

This is a departure from earlier reports, and leaves me scratching my head a bit. I anticipate a far nastier fight over this bill in the House than in the Senate, and while Harry Reid wants the House to do a comprehensive bill, piecemeal legislation would probably have a better chance at passage.

Obama previously said he was amenable to a tougher House bill (compared to Gang of 8) as long as it included a pathway to citizenship.

I’m with Ted Cruz when it comes to giving citizenship to adults who broke the law to come here:

One of Cruz’s amendment takes direct aim at that bill’s “path to citizenship” provision, the central point of contention. His change says that no person shall be eligible for citizenship who has been “willfully” in the U.S. and without legal status.

The criteria for “willfully” are not defined.

So how big a cave-in have House Republicans made?


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