Boehner: Obama Acting Alone On Immigration Will Make Things Worse

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House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) on Monday slammed President Obama for using executive actions to fix issues with the immigration system following the President’s speech railing against House Republicans.

“The crisis at our southern border reminds us all of the critical importance of fixing our broken immigration system. It is sad and disappointing that – faced with this challenge – President Obama won’t work with us, but is instead intent on going it alone with executive orders that can’t and won’t fix these problems,” Boehner said in a statement.

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.

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  1. How exactly can it get worse, John? You and your ilk scream NO! more often? Will you impeach Obama? What would make it worse?

  2. Well fuck it then, why don’t you get yourself one of those fancy trial lawyers and sue him?

  3. I’ve never seen a group of people so pleased that they aren’t doing their jobs. Can you imagine anyone else saying I refuse to do my job, and you’re wrong to try to do it for me?

  4. This is outrageous. The administration has to take a page from Jon Stewart and demonstrate that this is just conscienceless lying that’s ridiculously easy to expose as intelligence-insulting bullshit. The Congressional Republicans have been saying they won’t work with Obama because he won’t obey the laws they pass. Now the story is he won’t work with them? Fucking Nixon had more respect for the truth, and people’s memories, the ability of recording devices to prove you’re a liar, and objective reality.

  5. Boehner, an hour ago: we’re not doing immigration reform.
    Boehner, now: why won’t this president work with us on immigration reform?

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