House minority leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) hugs office cleaner Silvia Mota after meeting with local advocates for immigration reform at 32BJ-headquarters on March 31, 2014 in New York City. A discharge petition was launched last Wednesday by House Democrats, demanding a vote on comprehensive immigration reform. The contentious issue has returned to the spotlight ahead of the November elections. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

PELOSI: 'RACE' A FACTOR IN GOP IMMIGRATION OPPOSITION

theGRIO REPORT - Pelosi's comments reflect what a commonly held belief on Capitol Hill, which is that because immigration reform is framed as a Latino issue nationwide, many Republicans who come from districts with a small number of Hispanic people don't have an incentive to back it...