How the Dream Act may have led to Eric Cantor’s loss

By Susan Ferrechio | Washington Examiner

The defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is likely to significantly chill efforts to pass an immigration reform bill this year.

Cantor, R-Va., was defeated by Dave Brat, an economics professor who relentlessly attacked Cantor over his ambiguous stance on comprehensive immigration reform and his backing of a plan to legalize people who came here illegally as children.

“It’s the most symbolic issue that captures the differences between me and Eric Cantor in this race,” Brat told Fox News after winning the race.

Cantor, along with House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and other GOP leaders, said he wanted to to pass immigration reform, perhaps this year, by taking it up in pieces.

But they have yet to schedule a vote on a single immigration reform bill and now are far less likely to do so in the wake of Cantor’s shocking loss.

at Washington Examiner.

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