House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said on Thursday that “now” is the time to talk about comprehensive amnesty legislation because Democrats have regained control of the House.
Pelosi noted that the Gang of Eight’s comprehensive amnesty bill passed the Senate three years ago but then-House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) refused to bring it up in the House.
Trump and Republicans will likely demand funding for the border wall in any potential amnesty compromise that is brought to the table, but Pelosi, three weeks before the midterm elections, said she would trade “nothing” to give Trump a border wall.
In 2014, Pelosi even said she would rather pass amnesty legislation than get back her gavel.
“It’s the biggest thing that we can do, and that’s why I’ve said to the speaker, to the press, to these groups, I would rather pass [a] comprehensive immigration reform bill than win the elections in November,” Pelosi said in 2014.