May 23, 2014
L’ETAT C’EST MOI: Schumer: Obama will act on immigration if GOP doesn’t.
Senate Democratic leaders say President Obama will act unilaterally to reform the nation’s immigration system if House Republicans fail to pass legislation by the end of July.
“They have about a six-week window, from June 10 after the last Republican primary until the August recess. If they don’t pass immigration reform them, the president will have no choice but to act on his own,” said Sen. Charles Schumer (N.Y.), the third-ranking Senate Democratic leader and author of the comprehensive Senate immigration reform proposal.
Some saw this coming. But just remember: If the government isn’t constrained by the law and the Constitution, others will feel unconstrained, too.