The House Speaker said that he has no idea what the basis of the lawsuit will be or what arguments for blocking the program will be made. Considering how long it has taken John Boehner to act on anything involving immigration is the past, we can expect a long wait.
Nancy Pelosi’s spokesman said that Boehner’s announcement was “an embarrassing admission of failure.” That seems to hit the nail on the head. Two years ago, Boehner began promising House action on immigration reform. After an entire year of work, all he could come up with was a one-pager outlining his “principles.” Even that sad effort was promptly rejected by the members of his own caucus.
Boehner’s failure to control his own majority in the House forced President Obama to enact reforms that were considerably less generous than those passed by a bipartisan Senate majority in 2013. Now, instead of an alternative immigration reform proposal, all Boehner has to offer is a lawsuit.