But they are not. At least not all of them. And the sensible part of the GOP knows by going ape**** over the issue t is going to really kill them with voters in 2016. But the dominant nutbag part of the party doesnt get that, and will quite likely torpedo the party over this issue over the next year.
Remember when the GOP said that immigration reform was their 'top issue' back in 2012? Obama has just forced them to actually make it their top issue. And all things point to the outcomes looking bad and nativist sentiment dominating. And we are probably going to see an amazing implosion as the Steve King's of the world become the mouthpiece of the GOP on immigration, and Boehner cries in his whiskey.