A comprehensive approach to overhauling the nation's immigration system isn't dead in the House of Representatives, said House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., on CNN Sunday--but it will be different from the one passed by the Senate.
"We're taking a step-by-step approach to immigration reform, but we want to solve all three problems with immigration reform," he said on CNN's "State of the Union."
"We want to see legal immigration reform improved to grow a healthy economy, create more jobs for Americans. We want to see enforcement improved and actually enforced, and we want to find the appropriate legal status for people who are not here lawfully."
Fourteen Senate Republicans voted for the Senate measure, while 32 voted no.
"We would love to have a bipartisan group produce a bill, because it would help to inform the House, just like the Senate bill helped to inform the Senate. But 70 percent of the Republicans in the Senate voted against the immigration bill," Goodlatte said.
Here's more of his comments: