House Speaker met immigration reform activists

By: Daniela Fierro Email
By: Daniela Fierro Email

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS (WOAI) -- U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner was the featured guest Monday for the San Antonio Chambers and IBC Bank, "San Antonio Conversations."

One of the topics of conversations: Immigration Reform.

Boehner admits it's time to take action.

"It's turned into a political football," said Rep. Boehner. "It's not fair to people and while I didn't suggest it was going to be easy - I did suggest it was time to deal with it."

Boehner said he's been working the past eighteen months to make a change.

"I think it's pretty clear - having an operational border and a secure border is the most logical first step," said Boehner.

During the hour luncheon at Marriott River Walk, around fifty activists demanded Boehner and Congress take action on immigration reform.

They rallied outside the hotel for over an hour.

"Nothing's been done and in the meantime the people are the ones that are suffering and the children are suffering," said Claudia Sanchez.

Many hope Washington lawmakers will make a move soon.

"We have 11 million people here still in the shadows," said former U.S. treasurer, Rosario Marin. "I believe that he is in the right path."


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