The Hill reports that Senate Democrats who met with Obama this week said Obama “believes Republicans will feel politically vulnerable if they fail to advance the issue.
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President Barack Obama told Senate Democrats that he believes House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) will pass immigration reform in the House that will ultimately lead to a broader and more comprehensive bill once the House conferences with the Senate.

The Hill reports that Senate Democrats who met with Obama this week said Obama “believes Republicans will feel politically vulnerable if they fail to advance the issue.” Obama reportedly expects the various “piecemeal” bills the House will consider, including those that will grant a pathway to citizenship to illegal immigrants in the nation, “will add up to a series of reforms that can then be negotiated with the Senate.”

“He predicted the House would pass something this year,” said Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA), who attended the meeting, according to The Hill. “He said we’re then all going to have a challenging conversation… He said it was more likely than not the House would do something.”

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