“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:

According to presidential scholar Martha Joynt Kumar, as of July 2014, President Obama had done more than 800 interviews. At the same point in their presidencies, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton had done less than 300 and Ronald Reagan had done less than 400.

He reminded the president that there are more than 40 House-passed jobs bills that represent a great place to start on immediate, bipartisan action to help create more private-sector jobs.

As it actively undermines the safety and security of U.S. families, it’s understandable that the Obama administration would want to keep its actions a secret. But Americans have a right to know the truth – not to mention secure borders that actually mean something.

“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.”

The decision to simply delay this deeply-controversial and possibly unconstitutional unilateral action until after the election - instead of abandoning the idea altogether - smacks of raw politics.

Let’s be clear: House Republicans passed a responsible bill; Senate Democrats did nothing. President Obama is the guy giving a pass to Senate Democrats who departed Washington without doing their job.

President Obama faces a choice: He can work with Congress to deal with the tough issues, or he can go it alone and cement a legacy of increased polarization, partisanship and lawlessness.

Here are two key facts about the House Republican bill to address the humanitarian crisis on our southern border.

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