Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is part of a new bipartisan group that will push for an overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws and a path to citizenship for the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in the United States.
The other co-chairs of the new effort are former Democratic Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell; former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Henry Cisneros, a Democrat; and former Republican Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, several people involved told The Associated Press on Friday.
“I hope it makes plain that there is bipartisan support for pro-growth solutions that would result from immigration reform,” Barbour said in an interview.