House Minority Leader John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerFormer Speaker Boehner's official portrait unveiled Key Republicans say Biden can break Washington gridlock From learning on his feet to policy director 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 SchumerTurf war derails bipartisan push on surprise medical bills Senate confirms Trump's nominee to lead FDA CEO group pushes Trump, Congress on paid family, medical leave 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."