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House Speaker Boehner: President, Not Tea Party, Responsible for Immigration Failure

 
Posted Monday, May 12th 2014 @ 4pm

House Speaker John Boehner told business leaders in San Antonio today that if President Obama wants to know why the immigration reform measure he claims to support is not being taken up in the House, the President needs to look in the mirror. 

Boehner said the President doesn't enforce the laws that Congress has sent him.

"He has made 38 delays in Obamacare, aimed at pushing the political pain of Obamacare past the next election," Boehner said.

Boehner said he has reached out to the President to try to get some assurance that he would enforce the border security provisions that would be central to any reform plan, but has been rebuffed.

"I put the ball back into the President's court," Boehner said.  "He is going to have to do something to demonstrate some level of trustworthiness."

Boehner was greeted by immigration rights protesters in front of the Marriott Rivercenter Hotel over the lunch hour.  The demonstrators demanded that Boehner support a Senate-passed immigration bill.

The Speaker said when a measure does come up...it will not be 'comprehensive,' and will in fact be split up into several parts.

"I would take these issues and break it up into four, five, six, seven bills," Boehner said.  "Bit sized parcels that our members, and their constituents, can get their arms around."

 

 

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