House Speaker John Boehner says immigration legislation will be tough to pass

Boehner says that Republicans don’t trust the president to enforce any law Congress passes.

Boehner says that Republicans don’t trust the president to enforce any law Congress passes. (2/7/14)

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama wants the government to help undocumented immigrants become U.S. citizens, but he may not get the support he needs from Congress. 

House Speaker John Boehner admitted that it will be difficult to pass immigration legislation this year. He says the problem is that Republicans don't trust the president to enforce any law that Congress approves, and called on Obama to restore trust. 

Immigration reform was one of the president's key points during his State of the Union address last month. He highlighted a proposal that would give legal status to millions of people who currently live in the country illegally. 

Americans seem to be behind Obama's plans. A new CNN/ORC International poll found more than half of the country thinks that the government's top priority should be helping immigrants rather than deportation and securing the border. 

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