Immigration reform crossroad

 

The glaring fact about the immigration issue at this point is that the president has outmaneuvered the House GOP leadership. House Speaker John Boehner’s unwise decision to delay debate on the Senate bill has backfired on him and his party.

President Obama is threatening to tackle the increasingly complex immigration problem by decree. What are, then, the likely political consequences for the president if he, indeed, takes action?

From the liberals, who seem to be less troubled by constitutional violence, 100-percent approval. From Hispanics, desperate and exhausted by the wait, 100-percent gratitude and Democratic loyalty at the voting booth. I urge Republican friends to reach out to Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart or be ready to pay dearly for the incompetent handling of the issue.

Felipe Fernandez, Miami

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