All in due time.
A leading House Democrat on Wednesday declared immigration reform dead because his Republican colleagues are blocking it and called on President Obama to take executive action to stem deportations of undocumented immigrants.
Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.), one of the most vocal immigration advocates on Capitol Hill, said in a fiery floor speech that the GOP’s “chance to play a role in immigration policy is over. We’ve given you time to craft legislation and you failed. The president has no other choice but to act on existing laws to make deportation policies more humane.” [...]
In an interview after his speech, Gutierrez said it is clear the GOP is unwilling to support legislation.
“Nothing’s going to happen,” he said. “My point of view is, this is over. There’s no reason to continue to wait. Every day, 1,000 people get deported. The president should stop deportations. There’s no reason to wait. Wait for what? Every day, they [Republicans] become not recalcitrant but even more energetically opposed to working with us. How many times does someone have to say no until you understand they mean no?”