The Democrats are trying to manufacture a crisis over immigration reform in order to hand Obama the unilateral power to grant amnesty for the 11 million illegals in this country:
[Republicans] keep coming up with excuses. Their present excuse is ‘we can’t pass immigration reform because we don’t trust President Obama to enforce the law.
Well first, they shouldn’t pass any laws. Why are they here? Let them just go on vacation for the next 2 and a half years. If they don’t trust the president to enforce the laws, then why pass any laws?
Second, it’s a bogus argument. As many people will admit in this room, the president has been tougher on deportations than any president before him and many people in the community, they don’t like that.
But third, if they really believe that then let them take up our suggestion that Leader Reid and I have made, which is, pass the bill now, have it take effect Jan 1, 2017 and the president won’t enforce the law. Plain and simple.
So, here’s the bottom line. They have about a six week window. From June 10th, after the last Republican primary, until the August recess. If they don’t pass immigration reform then, the president will have no choice but to act on his own.
We’d much rather pass legislation. But they’re worried that the president is going to do something on his own? Well you have one, simple, easy way. Pass immigration reform.