Immigration appears to be the one area of agreement House Speaker John A. Boehner highlighted out of his private meeting this week with President Obama, signaling that the prospect for legislation may still have legs this year, according to a report yesterday in The Washington Times.

At his weekly briefing, the House GOP leader was asked to identify one area of potential cooperation that emerged out of the meeting, and he mentioned the thorny issue that continues to divide his party. “Immigration–we had a very good, very healthy conversation on immigration,” Boehner said.

Boehner remarks signal a change of tone from just earlier this month when he said that progress on immigration reform had stalled because congressional Republicans did not trust Mr. Obama to enforce the laws.