5 Things You Need to Know About Immigration in the House

So whatever the House produces, the final immigration bill will need to have a road to citizenship included, or else Democrats will kill it. So far, House leadership hasn't taken a position on citizenship, but expect any proposal with citizenship for the undocumented -- what opponents call "amnesty" -- to encounter resistance among the majority of House Republicans.

5. July 10 is the next big reveal

The House Republican Conference will hold a special meeting on that day to discuss immigration reform, Politico reports. GOP leadership will give an overview of the issue and the individual bills that have been developed in the House already.

This will also be a chance for House Republicans to make their opinions heard, and for leadership to gauge the party's appetite for reform. Expect to hear from border hawks like Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), who will likely oppose any broad immigration bill with a path to citizenship for the undocumented. But more interesting will be whether more moderate party leaders like Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.), who is widely respected and has already spoken in favor of reform, will step up public support.

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