07/26/2013 01:36 pm ET

DREAMers Are Skeptical Of KIDS Act Proposed By Republicans


Call it the miracle of Capitol Hill: House Republican leaders, who had consistently opposed every measure resembling justice — or even compassion — for undocumented immigrants, were suddenly transformed last week into passionate champions of legalization for Dreamers.

Yes, it happened. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte, a pair of Virginia Republicans with solid anti-immigration pedigrees, floated a proposal they named the KIDS Act, consistent with the “step-by-step” approach to immigration reform pushed by Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio).

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