House Minority leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) weighed in on the debate over the birthright citizenship provision of the 14th Amendment on Sunday.
On "Meet the Press," Boehner declined to stake out a clear position on the issue, but said, "I think it's worth considering." Boehner said currently it provides immigrants an incentive to come to the United States illegally.
"It's a serious problem that affects our country, and in certain parts of our country — clearly our schools, our hospitals — are being overrun by illegal immigrants," he said. "A lot of them came here just so their children could become U.S. citizens."
Last week, several key GOP senators, led by Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) expressed support for hearings to review birthright citizenship.