Immigration reform news 2015: Republicans attack Obama, claim executive order killed reforms
This may be completely unbelievable to even Republicans going by their own standards. Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio), who has been taken in the GOP circles as someone who has frustrated Obama and his immigration reform has squarely laid the blame on Obama. Boehner says that the responsibility for failing to implement immigration reform lies at Obamaâ€™s doorstep.
The man who despite assuring the world to table the immigration reform 2013 bill in the House some two years ago never did so and stonewalled all efforts, even from some of his own Republicans is claiming that he is innocent.
This is nothing but simply shocking. Despite Democrat dominated Senate passing the bill, Boehner and his cohorts ensured that the bill was never brought to the House for discussion. The House Speaker said that Obama by coming out with his last resort, namely executive action on immigration, has “poisoned the well”. There is no denying the fact that his words are hollow and anyone can find the lack of sincerity and commitment in his words. Coming from a top Republican leader it was simply unbelievable. So Republicans have fallen to this level!
While participating in CBSâ€™s Face the Nation program, Boehner said, â€œHe’s stirred up the American people in such a way that it would almost be impossible to do immigration reform, given the environment that we’re dealing withâ€¦I want to do immigration reform and the president knows it. I asked the president about a year ago, gave him some ideas about things that should happen if he wanted to do immigration reform, and some things that he shouldn’t doâ€¦Well, the president didn’t take my advice. And he doubled down on the executive orders that, frankly, far exceeded his authority, and the courts have got him stoppedâ€.
The world knows that Republicans have completely blocked the way of immigration reforms and legalization of undocumented immigrants in the US. I am sure by his own version of immigration reform he meant deporting every single long-term or any other immigrants from the US in the next 24 hours if not early.