House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) refused to explicitly endorse a pathway to citizenship for young undocumented immigrants on Wednesday, but he did tell reporters in Washington that the proposal was "certainly worthy of consideration."
Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), a fellow member of the GOP leadership team, endorsed the idea in a major policy address at the conservative American Enterprise Institute Tuesday.
"A good place to start is with the kids," said Cantor. "One of the great founding principles of our country was that children would not be punished for the mistakes of their parents. It is time to provide an opportunity for legal residence and citizenship for those who were brought to this country as children and who know no other home."