House Speaker John Boehner says he is not overly optimistic that Republicans and Democrats can come together to resolve the border crisis before Congress adjourns at the end of July for a month-long break.

“I would certainly hope so, but I don't have as much optimism as I'd like to have,” the Ohio Republican told reporters at the Capitol Thursday.

But Boehner said he will continue working with House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers, R-Ky., as well as a special border task force, to find a solution to deal with the tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors from Central America who have flooded the U.S.-Mexico border and overwhelmed U.S. immigration authorities.

The speaker called the issue a “humanitarian crisis at our border” that “needs to be dealt with.”

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