Mom to Boehner: Why do You Want to Deport DREAMers?

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File photo of House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, meeting with reporters following a Republican caucus on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 12, 2014. AP

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Veronica Zavaleta, a member of the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition and a mom whose son has received deferred deportation under the Obama administration's DACA program, confronted House Speaker John Boehner as he was having breakfast.

Zavaleta asked the Republican Ohio congressman why he wanted to "break the dream of the dreamers, of the students," to which Boehner replied that was "not very nice."

Zavaleta was referring to a Republican-led bill approved Wednesday to limit President Obama's executive powers, which he used when he created the deferred deportation program.

"From gutting welfare reform and No Child Left Behind requirements, to refusing to enforce immigration and drug laws, the president's dangerous search for expanded powers appears to be endless," said House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.

The video was released by the Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM):