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Chuck Schumer: Pass Amnesty Now, Delay Execution Until 2017
« on: February 10, 2014, 11:14:00 AM »

On Sunday, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) called on Congress to pass amnesty legislation this year and delay the implementation of the law until 2017.

His solution is remarkably similar to the various delays that are occurring under Obamacare, the "comprehensive" legislation to which immigration reform has been unfavorably compared.

In an appearance on NBC's Meet The Press with host David Gregory, Schumer lamented that last week was a "tough week for immigration" as House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) conceded that enacting reform would be more difficult than he had originally thought. He then said those opposed to amnesty "don't trust the president to enforce the law."

Schumer said there was a "simple solution" to the latter problem.

"Let's enact the law this year, but simply not let it start until 2017 after President Obama's term is over," Schumer said.

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