Former President George W. Bush is urging Congress to pass immigration reform.
A comprehensive reform bill co-sponsored by Sen. Charles Schumer passed with bipartisan support in the Senate last month, but it faces strong opposition in the Republican-led House of Representatives.
On the Sunday episode of ABC's "This Week," Bush said he thinks the legislation has a chance of passing.
"I think it's very important to fix a broken system, to treat people with respect and have confidence in our capacity to assimilate people. It's a very difficult bill to pass because there's a lot of moving parts and the legislative process can be ugly but it looks like they're making some progress," Bush said.
During his eight years in The Oval Office, Bush pushed for immigration legislation but was unable to get it passed.
Since Bush left the presidency, he has mostly stayed away from weighing in on policy debates.