“This is not about being in a hurry, it’s about trying to get it right on behalf of the American people” says, John Boehner, speaker of the house. Solving the nation’s immigration problems isn’t a race and Boehner praised the bipartisan gang of 8 in the senate, and those in the house trying to fix a broken system. “I’m gonna applaud my colleagues on both sides of the Capitol and in both parties who’ve worked together to try to solve one of the bigger issues that we’re dealing with in our country, and that’s the issue of immigration, of both legal immigration and illegal immigration.” says, John Boehner, speaker of the house. The house judiciary committee held its first hearing looking of this congress looking into this issue a leading republican suggested tackling what’s wrong with legal immigration first making sure high-skilled workers can stay here. “Let’s not let the more contentious issues, and this idea of comprehensive reform, prevent us from this year, this month, you know in the next two or three months -passing something to address what is a horrible situation in this country. And that’s we’re training people to go back to their countries and compete against us,” says. Rep. Spencer Bachus,(R-AL).But the mayor of San Antonio, Texas spoke in favor of a comprehensive approach.”We must do at least 3 things: further strengthen border security; streamline the legal immigration process so that law-abiding companies can get the workers they need in this 21st century global economy; and create a path to citizenship to bring the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in this country out of the shadows and into the full light of the American Dream,” says, Mayor Julian Castro. Though some republicans say it’s important to be fair to those following the rules, and waiting their return. “Some of them waiting an average of seven years because of all the bureaucratic red tape,” says. Rep. Randy Forbes, Judiciary Committee. After progressive and labor leaders met with President OBAMA. The AFL-CIO president offered an assessment many in both parties share. “We were talking about trying to fix a broken system – a system that doesn’t work for anybody in the country,” says Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO president. Fixing it can be so tricky – that a bipartisan group of house lawmakers have been meeting secretly trying to hammer out a deal. Sources say they will unveil a more detailed plan than the senate group did by the president’s state of the union address next week on Capitol Hill, Mike Emanuel, Fox News.