Republican politicians who can walk upright tend to recognize that comprehensive immigration reform would be good for their party in the long run — else much of the growing Hispanic population will be even further alienated from the GOP.
But those same relatively reasonable Republican politicians don’t want to be seen as doing the Obama administration’s bidding on the immigration issue. Any such perception will only rile the party’s far-right elements, who hate the president with a passion.
Michael D. Shear has more on this matter HERE:
[W]hile lawmakers from both parties are privately relying on the White House ...