Obama: House immigration reform bill unlikely before August recess

Lawmakers in the House of Representatives need to mull over immigration reform provisions during the monthlong August recess, so it is unlikely the chamber will pass a reform bill before then, President Barack Obama said. Commenting on a path to citizenship, he added, "It does not make sense to me, if we're going to make this once-in-a-generation effort to finally fix the system, to leave the status of 11 million people or so unresolved." House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, does not plan to bring the Senate bill to a floor vote, as the House seeks to tackle immigration with individual measures.

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