Hopes for immigration dim as House speaker says it will be difficult to pass this year

  • by: DONNA CASSATA , Associated Press
  • Updated: February 6, 2014 - 3:46 PM

WASHINGTON — Speaker John Boehner on Thursday all but ruled out passage of immigration legislation before this fall's elections, saying it would be difficult for the Republican-led House to act on the issue that President Barack Obama has made a top domestic priority.

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