Boehner opens door to Obama immigration lawsuit

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House Speaker John Boehner

House Speaker John Boehner (Photo: CNN)

WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner announced Tuesday plans to pursue legal action against the Obama administration in order to challenge President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration.

Boehner told Republican House members at Tuesday morning’s meeting he plans to take steps to file a lawsuit.

“We are finalizing a plan to authorize litigation on this issue — one we believe gives us the best chance of success,” Boehner said, according to a source in the room.

This means the House would have to take up a resolution to authorize a lawsuit — as it did on Obamacare last year.

According to a House GOP leadership aide the Speaker discussed drafting “a resolution authorizing the House to take a variety of legal actions” This could mean joining the states’ lawsuit on the President’s executive action or filing a separate lawsuit.

No decisions have been made on the specific legal action or argument the House GOP will use.

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