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Fri Feb 7, 2014, 05:39 AM

House Speaker John Boehner: No immigration reform until Obama rebuilds trust

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House Speaker John Boehner: No immigration reform until Obama rebuilds trust
By Agence France-Presse
Thursday, February 6, 2014 13:43 EST

House Speaker John Boehner Thursday threw cold water on the prospects of near-term immigration reform, saying President Barack Obama needed to rebuild “trust” before there is movement on the issue.

“I have never underestimated the difficulty in moving forward this year,” the top Republican in Congress told reporters one week after unveiling a set of immigration reform principles aimed at legalizing the millions of people living in the shadows in the United States.

Boehner said he and many Republicans bristled at Obama’s announcement in last month’s State of the Union address that he will skirt Congress and wield his executive authority to move on some issues like economic disparity.

Obama’s pledge to increase his use of executive prerogative was only “feeding more distrust” of the administration, and immigration reform will stall until that rift is healed, Boehner said.

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djean111 Feb 2014 #1

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Fri Feb 7, 2014, 06:22 AM

1. What utter and complete self-serving bullshit.

 

Using immigration (and the unemployed, and the hungry) as hostages in order to do what they want to do, in the first place.
Bristled? They likely brightened right up, being given something to use as a club.

I would bet that every conservative I know would say that no GOP prez has used executive orders - and would say that even if I showed them a list of them.

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