Top Republican sees U.S. immigration bill by year's end
WASHINGTON, June 11 (Reuters) - House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said he expects an overhaul of immigration rules to become law by the end of the year, but that the Senate's version "doesn't go far enough" to secure the U.S. border with Mexico or enforce the proposed new system.
"I've got real concerns about the Senate bill, especially in the area of border security and internal enforcement of the system. I'm concerned that it doesn't go far enough," Boehner, the top Republican in Congress, told ABC in an interview that aired on Tuesday.
Boehner added that reforming the nation's immigration system was his top legislative priority this year.
(Reporting by Susan Heavey; Editing by Vicki Allen)