Bloomberg Law
May 23, 2023, 6:21 PMUpdated: May 23, 2023, 7:50 PM

House Immigration Bill Aims to Cut Through Partisan Impasse (1)

Ellen M. Gilmer
Ellen M. Gilmer

A group of House lawmakers is pushing sweeping immigration legislation with bipartisan support, a remarkable feat amid increasingly hostile border politics on Capitol Hill.

Two Latina lead cosponsors, María Elvira Salazar (R-Fla.) and Veronica Escobar (D-Texas), unveiled the bill Tuesday, framing it as a breakthrough in immigration talks across the aisle. The proposal features a pathway to legal status for undocumented immigrants and stricter enforcement against illegal border crossings, among other measures.

The bill’s bipartisan backing is an unusual shift from hyperpartisan battles on border and immigration policy so far this Congress. But the legislation faces an uncertain future in ...

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