Speaker John Boehner said Thursday that immigration reform would help boost the economy.
“Immigration reform will help our economy, but you’ve got to secure the border first,” the Ohio Republican said after a speech at the conservative think tank American Enterprise Institute. “We’ve got a mess and everyone knows we’ve got a mess.
“Our legal system is broken, our border isn’t secure, and we’ve got the problem of those who are here without documents,” the Speaker continued. “It needs to be fixed. We’re a nation of immigrants, the sooner we do it, the better off the country would be.”
His immigration comments, in response to an audience question, weren’t part of his prepared remarks. They followed a 20-minute-speech in which Boehner laid out his five-point plan to jump-start America’s economy.
We will continue to lose elections that count electing idiots like him to the House, and then choose him as a leader because ‘he raises a lot of money’. He hasn’t raised any money for me, or for you. He raises money to keep career politicians in their Washington dream homes.