U.S. Speaker John Boehner may be signaling he’s willing to move on immigration reform by hiring an expert on the issue, a fellow Republican says.
Rebecca Tallent, director of immigration policy at the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington, was set to start as a new Boehner assistant Wednesday, The Hill newspaper reported.
Former Gov. Haley Barbour, R-Miss., is co-chairman of the center’s immigration task force. Barbour said Boehner’s decision to hire Tallent was “affirmation of his strong desire to move legislation in 2014,” the newspaper reported.
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