CNN reports as Congress wrestles with legislation aimed at easing the southern border crisis, the White House is considering steps President Barack Obama can take on his own to address an immigration system widely viewed as broken and in need of reform. One potential option for executive action includes expanding a program allowing those brought to the United States illegally as children to stay without fear of deportation, if they meet certain criteria. More pressing, however, is how to respond to the current border troubles. In the House, Speaker John Boehner told reporters on Tuesday that he believed "there is sufficient support" for the a $659 million measure aimed at bringing conservatives on board to pass a funding bill to address the matter. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid acknowledged Tuesday that Democrats could use the GOP border bill as a vehicle to add the Senate's comprehensive immigration reform legislation from last summer, which would negate any need for Obama to act on immigration more broadly. But House and Senate GOP aides argued it would be almost impossible procedurally to marry the two bills. Boehner has made it clear the House will not take up the Senate measure.