TPM Livewire

Boehner: Obama Acting Alone On Immigration Will Make Things Worse

AP Photo / J. Scott Applewhite

Boehner then blamed the influx of unaccompanied undocumented minors at the border on Obama's use of executive actions.

"The president’s own executive orders have led directly to the humanitarian crisis along the southern border, giving false hope to children and their families that if they enter the country illegally they will be allowed to stay," Boehner said. "The White House claims it will move to return these children to their families in their home countries, yet additional executive action from this president isn't going to stem the tide of illegal crossings, it’s only going to make them worse."

"As the Supreme Court reminded us this week, under our Constitution there are sharp limits to what the president can accomplish if he ignores the American people and their elected representatives," he concluded.