White House: Boehner Won't Seek Immigration Vote

wochit politics
June 30, 2014 AT 10:37 AM
A White House official said Monday, in the face of an unyielding Congress, President Barack Obama will act on his own to make changes in immigration policy. Obama is expected to refocus immigration enforcement away from the country's interior and onto a Mexican border that has seen a tide of children crossing illegally from Central America, the official said. This official said that Obama decided to bypass Congress after House speaker John Boehner informed him last week that the House would not vote on an immigration overhaul this year. Obama was expected to address the status of immigration policy later Monday.