House Minority Leader Nancy doesn't have much hope that Congress will pass immigration reform this year, but she won't "never give up."

The California Democrat made the remark after visiting a Texas Border Patrol facility Saturday where unaccompanied children are held for illegally entering the U.S.

"A few days ago I would have been more optimistic about comprehensive immigration reform," Pelosi said, according to the Associated Press. "I thought that we had been finding a way because we have been very patient and respectful of (Speaker of the House John Boehner) trying to do it one way or another. I don't think he gives us much reason to be hopeful now, but we never give up. There's still the month of July."

She didn't elaborate as to what dampened her optimism during the midterm election year.

More than 52,000 unaccompanied children have been apprehended for entering the U.S. illegally since October, which has created a crisis for the Obama administration.

Pelosi was joined on her trip to the southern U.S. border with Democratic Reps. Filemon Vela of Texas, a member of the House Homeland Security Committee; Chairman of the  Congressional Hispanic Caucus Rubén E. Hinojosa of Texas and Steven Horsford of Nevada.

They also attend a Customs and Border Protection briefing on the border crisis.