Inside Pitch
2:25 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

Count Chabot as "no'' on "pathway to citizenship"

Rep. Steve Chabot, R-Westwood, who has made illegal immigration an issue in most of his election campaigns, is opposed to both of the immigration reform packages proposed recently - one by President Obama and another by a bipartisan group of eight U.S. senators.

Both plans lay out a "pathway to citizenship" for many of the 11 million undocumented immigrants now living in the U.S.

On his blog, Chabot laid out his reasons for opposing both the Obama and Senate plans.

"It is unfair to allow those who have willfully and intentionally broken our nation's immigration laws to, in essence, cut in front of those who have been patiently and legally waiting their turn to become U.S. citizens, from all around the world,'' Chabot wrote. "It is rewarding bad behavior. It's un-American."

You can read more on Chabot's reasoning here.