Barack Obama’s change in immigration enforcement is entirely political. I know this because a series of Republican politicians put out well crafted press releases yesterday carefully worded to appeal their base in the next primary said so.
Mitt Romney’s first reaction was not to say anything about the substance of the issue, but to argue that Obama’s action make a compromise over immigration harder to get to.
This, apparently, because Congress was just about ready to offer such a compromise. Obama went and ruined it.
He also argued that this is problematic because it is an “executive order” that can be reversed by the next president. Despite being the only currently feasible “next president,” he declined to say whether he’d reverse the order. Ah, that Mitt Romney.
By the way, it isn’t actually an executive order.
I’d love to go after Romney’s position on the issue. However, just like Romney, I don’t know what his position is.