Boehner: Obama Made Immigration Reform More Difficult

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Tuesday that comprehensive immigration reform will be "more difficult" to achieve following the White House's announcement of a new immigration policy.

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Tuesday that comprehensive immigration reform will be “more difficult” to achieve following the White House’s announcement of a new immigration policy.

“I think the President’s announcement on immigration – it puts everyone in a difficult position,” Boehner told reporters following a closed-doors GOP conference meeting.

Boehner treaded lightly in his remarks so as not to ostracize Hispanics while Mitt Romney tries to shrink the margin in which Obama leads with the growing demographic.

“I think we are all concerned for those who are caught in this trap through no fault of their own are here,” he said. “But the President’s actions are going to make it much more difficult for us to work in a bipartisan way to get to a permanent solution.”

The Speaker took the opportunity to jab Obama for using his immigration policy to distract voters from focusing on the economy, where Republicans say his policies have fallen flat.

“The President can’t talk about his economic policies, can’t talk about the number one issue on the minds of Americans because his policies have failed,” Boehner said. “He’s turned the politics of envy and division, which I don’t think American people are going to accept.”

 

Benny Martinez
Benny Martinez is a Capitol Hill Correspondent for TRNS. Follow Benny on Twitter @BennyJMartinez
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