Boehner's Strategy To Slow-Walk Immigration Bill To Finish Line...
Inside Boehner's Strategy to Slow Walk Immigration to the Finish Line
House leaders put off immigration votes until after August recess, seeing delay as the best way to pass reform.
Keeping immigration on the back-burner helps avoid a recess filled with angry town-hall meetings reminiscent of the heated August 2009 protests where the backlash against health care reform coalesced. Doing nothing also starves Democrats of a target, Republicans argue.
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