It’s still not entirely clear how or if House Republicans will deal with the influx of undocumented children across the southern border, and if they don’t act before the August recces one or more federal agencies tasked with managing the situation could begin running out of money.
Speaker of the House John Boehner, for his part, hopes that Congress will do something (is he not in charge?) but he says things would be easier if President Obama would use his authority to deal with it personally.
“I’d like to act. We’ve got a humanitarian crisis on the border that has to be dealt with,” House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) told reporters Wednesday. “The president clearly isn’t going to deal with it on his own, even though he has the authority to deal with it on his own. But I do believe that Congress should act, and I hope that we will.”
He has the authority to deal with it on his own?
It seems like it was just a couple weeks ago when John Boehner unveiled his lawsuit against the president for signing executive orders.