At 8 PM tonight, the President will address the American people to announce details about his immigration action. Two elements that are predicted: (1) remove age limit for individuals to be eligible under DACA, and (2) work authorization and reprieve from deportation for parents of US citizens and legal permanent residents.
Republicans are up in arms over the President’s anticipated action. How can the GOP best handle the situation? Simply pass comprehensive immigration reform. The Senate passed a bill in 2013 and the House leadership has refused to bring the matter up for a vote. Such a move would avoid the poison that some factions of the GOP would spew as they considered actions such as defunding the government, filing a lawsuit or derailing the President’s action in any way they can.