Biden Criticizes Boehner For Lack of Movement on Immigration Bill

By: Alexandria Ellison 11-24-13

Vice President Joe Biden Courtesy by: Center for American Progress Action

Vice President Joe Biden
Courtesy by: Center for American Progress Action

Washington politics may stifle immigration reform. Vice President Joe Biden criticized House Speaker John Boehner recently for his refusal to work toward passage of a bipartisan immigration reform measure.

“I’m extremely disappointed the speaker of the House of Representatives announced yesterday he will not allow the process to work, will not allow the House to play by fair play and the American way and let the Congress actually vote their conscience to fix a broken system,” Biden said.

Boehner said earlier that he would not compromise.

“I will not negotiate with Democrats to resolve differences with the Senate immigration reform bill,” said Boehner.

Immigration reform remains at an impasse. It is currently unclear what action President Obama may take if the bill dies.