"To our friends in the House, we ask for your consideration and we stand ready to sit down and negotiate with you," Sen. John McCain said. "You may have different views on different aspects of this issue, but all of us share the same goal, and that is to take 11 million people out of the shadows, secure our borders and make sure that this is the nation of opportunity and freedom."
During a news conference, House Speaker John Boehner made it clear that the House would would chart its own legislation with a focus on border security. "The House is not going to take up and vote on whatever the Senate passes. We're going to do our own bill," Boehner said. "It'll be legislation that reflects the will of our majority and the will of the American people."
According to the Associated Press, Boehner declined to say whether there were circumstances under which he could support a pathway to citizenship, but he made clear that securing the border was a priority.