Speaker Boehner's Empty Rhetoric on Immigration Reform

For Immediate Release:

May 29, 2014

Two days after President Obama won re-election in 2012, Speaker Boehner announced that comprehensive immigration reform would be a top bipartisan priority. Fast forward nearly two years later, and House Republicans still have not allowed a single vote to fix our broken immigration system. Here’s a look back at Speaker Boehner’s empty rhetoric when it comes to taking action on comprehensive immigration reform:

This week, President Obama announced a delay of the Administration’s deportation review, giving Speaker Boehner two months and one more chance to allow the House to work its will and vote on an immigration overhaul. The majority of Americans, business leaders, and over 30 House Republicans are in support of comprehensive immigration reform, and Speaker Boehner, himself, has acknowledged the need to fix our broken system time and time again. It is long past time to act by allowing a vote on the House Floor.

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