President Obama will stir up controversy if Congress does not pass an immigration law that he wants between now and the mid-term elections. That’s the word from Telemundo TV anchor Jose Diaz-Balart.
He made his comments on Rachel Maddow’s MSNBC show Thursday.
Obama has ordered a “review” of existing immigration laws that some suggest is an effort to further water down standards for deporting illegal aliens.
Maddow asked Diaz-Balart, “What do you expect from this review that the president has ordered? How much can he do without Congress?”
Diaz-Balart answered: “I think he’s going to wait. I think he really has a lot more hope than you just expressed. And quite frankly, I agree with you. There’s very little possibility that we’re going to see, in the House of Representatives, some meaningful immigration reform package come out of there.”
He continued: “I think he’s going to wait until August. If nothing is done in the House, I wouldn’t be surprised if he starts making some very controversial executive orders to mitigate the pain of millions of people who face deportation.”
Diaz-Balart did not elaborate on what “controversial” moves the president might make.