A report released by the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget finds the president’s plans for immigration reform have little chance of passing.
The report, released on Wednesday, comes as Republicans are trying to derail the president from his efforts to overhaul immigration law.
With his approval ratings plummeting, the president is facing a tough path to get the legislation through Congress.
If Republicans continue to pursue their obstructionist tactics, Obama will be faced with a choice: let the law die in the Senate or risk a shutdown.
Obama’s proposed immigration overhaul would allow undocumented immigrants who arrived in the United States as children to remain in the country.
His goal would be to bring millions of people out of the shadows and into the middle class, including those who are already here.
“While this may sound like a good idea, it’s going to be a tough sell for Democrats, particularly those who’ve spent years fighting for the border wall and the deportation of those who have illegally entered the country,” the report says.
In the House, Rep. Pete Sessions, a Texas Republican who serves as the top Republican on the House Homeland Security Committee, is leading the charge to block the president.
Sessions has accused Obama of waging “a war on the American people” and said he would “push back against any attempts to use immigration as a political tool to try to shut down the government.”
The president is expected to be in the Capitol on Wednesday for a meeting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.