House Minority Leader John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerDems face hard choice for State of the Union response Even some conservatives seem open to return to earmarks Overnight Finance: Trump, lawmakers take key step to immigration deal | Trump urges Congress to bring back earmarks | Tax law poised to create windfall for states | Trump to attend Davos | Dimon walks back bitcoin criticism MORE (R-Ohio) says immigration reform isn't likely to happen this year.


"There is not a chance that immigration is going to move through Congress. Even the president, last night, admitted this wasn't going to happen," the top-ranking House Republican told reporters on Thursday.

He called Democratic Sen. Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerDemocrats will need to explain if they shut government down over illegal immigration White House: Trump remarks didn't derail shutdown talks Schumer defends Durbin after GOP senator questions account of Trump meeting MORE's (N.Y.) attempt to reach bipartisan consensus on the hot-button issue, in the middle of an election year, "nothing more than a cynical ploy to try to engage voters, some segment of the voters, to show up in this November's election."