A lawsuit is likely to be the best or only option to overturn US President Barack Obama’s executive action on the country’s immigration policy reforms, according to the sources who quoted US House Speaker John Boehner as saying.
According to the sources, Boehner reportedly told the House Republicans about the lawsuit against the American President during a closed-door weekly conference meeting on Tuesday.
“We are finalizing a plan to authorize litigation on this issue, one we believe gives us the best chance of success,” Boehner reportedly said GOP lawmakers at their meeting.
The Republican leaders are making all efforts to find out the alternative ways for expressing their displeasure over the Obama administration’s decision in 2014 to grant work visas to nearly five million illegal immigrants living in the country.
The Homeland Security Department is running out of funding on February 27, under an agreement to which US Congress agreed in 2014 to facilitate the running of rest of the government, and the Republican leaders are not favoring to a government shutdown risk over another fight over immigration.
“It’s all about working with our members, listening to our members, and working through what are some very difficult issues,” Boehner said.
Some of the hardline immigration critics in the US Congress are not expected to get behind in filing a lawsuit, which they are seeing as another instance of GOP leaders who failed to stand up to the White House.
The challenge which is being faced by the new Republican-controlled US Congress is finding a method that is acceptable to the critics of immigration policy in the House that can also pass the Senate.