Obama defends plan to act on immigration: CBS interview
The ball is now in the Republican court. They don't need a supermajority to pass a bill. Harry Reid's ridiculous stunt a few months ago ensured that. They don't need bipartisan approval. They just need to get a bill passed and I think they should drag Obama through the coals for taking this particular stance. If Republicans pass a bill and it goes against his latest statements, they can show that he wasn't interested in immigration reform. He was interested in his vision of immigration reform being passed. If there are unconstitutional parts, it can be taken to the courts just like Arizona's laws. However, this particular stance is definitely one Obama shouldn't have taken."The minute they pass a bill that addresses the problems with immigration reform, I will sign it and it supersedes whatever actions I take," Obama said in the interview.
"And I'm encouraging them to do so ... on parallel track we're going to be implementing an executive action.
"But if in fact a bill gets passed, nobody's going to be happier than me to sign it, because that means it will be permanent rather than temporary."