Posted: Jul 23, 2013 8:36 AM by Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A White House senior adviser is accusing the House GOP of "cruel hypocrisy" for contemplating legal status for unauthorized immigrants brought to the U.S. as children - without also legalizing their parents.
Dan Pfeiffer (FI'-fer) says over Twitter that the plan boils down to allowing some kids to stay while deporting their parents.
Pfeiffer's comment Tuesday comes as the House Judiciary Committee prepares to convene a hearing on what to do about immigrants brought illegally to the U.S. as children. House GOP leaders have endorsed a path to citizenship for some of these immigrants.
But Democrats and immigration advocates say that's not enough. They are holding out for comprehensive legislation offering citizenship to all 11 million immigrants here illegally, like the Senate has passed. Many House Republicans oppose that approach.
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