Yesterday, the House voted to authorize Speaker Ryan to file an amicus brief on behalf of the House in the upcoming U.S. v. Texas Supreme Court case. This is an extraordinary step necessary to defend Congress’s Article I powers under the Constitution.

“We will not shrink from this duty, because our allegiance lies with the American people. We will listen to them, work with our members, and protect the Constitution.”

“This is the wrong way to govern. This is exactly what the American people said on Election Day they didn’t want,” Speaker Boehner said last week as President Obama vowed to follow through on his threat of executive amnesty.

Indeed, recent polls show that a strong majority of Americans oppose President Obama’s stubborn, “my way or the highway” approach:

“I am not on the ballot this fall,” President Obama said yesterday. “But make no mistake: These policies are on the ballot – every single one of them.” Last night, he made it very clear that one of those policies is amnesty by executive action. It’s “not a question of if, but when,” the president said. “It will be taking place between the November elections and the end of the year.”

At his weekly press briefing today, Speaker Boehner reiterated the House’s commitment to working toward immigration reform that’s fair to families, saying it’s “good for our country, and frankly it’s the right thing to do."

At his weekly press briefing today, Speaker Boehner reiterated that immigration reform must “be grounded in real border security,” and have the support of the Republican majority ...

At his weekly press briefing today, Speaker Boehner reiterated that any immigration reform legislation passed by the House must “be grounded in real border security,” nd pass with broad, bipartisan support...

"Any immigration reform bill that is going to go into law ought to have a majority of both parties’ support..."

Speaker Boehner called into The Laura Ingraham Show today to highlight Republicans’ plan for building a stronger, healthier economy for all Americans, which includes strengthening our borders and making common-sense changes to our immigration system. Here are several key excerpts: