Immigration reform still incredibly unlikely to happen this year
President Barack Obama today asked Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform. Specifically, he asked the House to pass it, because the Senate already did. He insisted that everyone, basically, agrees that reform is a Good Idea, and that Americans would like to see Congress accomplish some stuff instead of just having constant apocalyptic tantrums. Even John Boehner, Speaker of the House and ostensible leader of the Republicans, agrees, according to Obama.
Now the -- (applause) -- we've got the time to do it. Republicans in the House, including the speaker, have said we should act, so let's not wait. It doesn't get easier to just put it off, let's do it now. Let's not delay. Let's get this done. And let's do it in a bipartisan fashion.