The Republican Congress needs to act on immigration, and stop simply reacting to the president.
It should act for the right reasons. Bedrock Republican reasons.
This shouldn’t be about currying favor with Latino voters to smooth the way for the 2016 Republican presidential candidate. That’s important, but it’s not the right motivation.
Nor should it be an enforcement-only right-jab at President Barack Obama, whose unilateral action on immigration enraged many Republicans. Anger clouds judgment; it’s not the right motivation, either.
Republicans should act because the country needs comprehensive immigration reform.
It is needed for the sake of business, a key Republican constituency, and the economy, a key Republican priority.