Memo to John Boehner: Ignore this nonsense. Immigration is so low on the list of issues affecting Americans it barely registers, like most issues fabricated by the left. Do not fall for this if you have any plans on being House Speaker after this year.
President Obama has told Senate Democrats he expects Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to pass immigration reform this year, defying predictions the issue is dead for 2014.
Obama believes Republicans will feel politically vulnerable if they fail to advance the issue, a high priority among Hispanic voters, according to Democratic senators who met with the president this week.
Obama sees immigration reform as a source for optimism in what has otherwise shaped up as a tough year for Democrats.
“He predicted the House would pass something this year,” said Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.), who attended the meeting.
Obama cautioned senators to brace themselves for difficult negotiations with House Republicans later this year.
“He said we’re then all going to have a challenging conversation,” Kaine added. “He said it was more likely than not the House would do something.”
Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), the lead sponsor of the Senate-passed immigration bill, described Obama as “cautiously optimistic” after the meeting.
“I think our Republican colleagues realize that to be blocking immigration reform is not good for them,” Schumer added.
Nonsense. Since when are Obama and Schumer interested in the welfare of the GOP?