House passes border bill
Is that the TYPE of reform Barack Obama wanted? No. But he's not a king, he's not an emperor, he's not a dictator. Simply becasue he deems that a certain type of reform needs to happen doesn't mean it must happen or that it does actually "need" to happen. It's wrong and factually incorrect to point to the House and suggest they just refuse to do anything regarding this issue. That's plainly not true. What they refuse to do is to address it in the fashion that the Democratic Senate and Obama wanted, which was a "Comprehensive" method that didn't prioritize Border Security first and foremost.
Which all goes back to my prior point. He had 2 years with a fully democratic congress...and nothing was done. He's had 4 years to try and strike a compromise, and nothing was done. Now suddenly less than two months before we're actually likely to have a congerss in power that actually will do what they've been unable to do for the past 6 years, pass an actual immigration related piece of legislation, and suddenly we must act immedietely via executive action?
Lets be frank, this has nothing to do with the House refusing to deal with immigration issues (because such a suggestion is an outright lie). Rather it has everything to do with the fact that the House and Senate, in two months, likely will finally be able to do a deal on immigration issues, and it's not going to be the type of deal Obama is going to like. And since he's backed himself into a corner basically saying "send me anything on immigration and I'll sign it" he's needing to do whatever he can to get as much of what he wants as possible, even if it ends up being questionable in it's legitimacy, because he understands once you bestow certain status's upon people in this country it becomes a matter of the courts to revoke it and it's extremely difficult to do so.
The republicans in the house have attempted to address immigration issues, they've simply went about it in a way that contradicts with Obama. Addressing something in a way that Obama doesn't agree with doesn't magically mean it doens't exist or that it isn't happening. Obama does not get to set reality and dictate what is true and what isn't. There's absolutely zero legitimate reason that this MUST happen now, and claiming that it's because the Republicans refused to do anything is just undeniably false. At best you can say it's becuase the Republicans refused to do what Obama wanted to do about it. That's not justification to install executive orders that are imcompatible with the expressed and implied will of the congress.
"I am appalled that somebody who is the nominee...would take that kind of position"
"A court took away a presidency"
"...the brother of a man running for president was the governor of the state..."
It's horrifying because Trump is blunt instead of making overt implications.