Obama has “already circumvented immigration law with respect to large numbers of unlawful immigrants already in the country.”
Heritage Foundation, Amy Payne, February 7, 2014
President Obama can’t be trusted to enforce U.S. laws—and that makes many lawmakers hesitant to pass new immigration laws.
House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said yesterday that this was proving to be a roadblock:
Listen, there’s widespread doubt about whether this administration can be trusted to enforce our laws. And it’s going to be difficult to move any immigration legislation until that changes.