As was pointed out HERE , the President's fake urgency and bossiness over scheduling immediate action on an immigration reform bill is a bit much:
"If Congress is unable to move forward in a timely fashion, I will send up a bill based on my proposal and insist they vote on it right away.
"Yes, well, when he is Prime Minister of the World he might be able to tell the Intergalactic Parliament what to vote on and when, but as of now Mr. Obama is merely the President of the United States and the Congress has been loathe - over the past 224 years - to cede the power of Floor scheduling to the White House.
Someone should remind the President each and every day that he is now entering his fifth year - not fifth day - in office and he could have "insisted" on Immigration Reform at any point in his first termIt is clear that one could question Obama's sincerity here. He would like nothing more, no doubt, to use this hot button issue as a battering ram on Republicans in the 2014 elections, should it twist in the wind until then. He will continue to rant about non-existent straw men, as is his nature. Instead of working with Congress, letting the process move forward, he had to jump in and up the ante. He raises concerns that Democrats hoped to sidestep.
Republicans were burned in the 1980's when Ronald Reagan struck a lopsided deal with Democrats. Complete, unequivocal amnesty was granted then and the border remained unsecured. It is understandable for reasonable people now to question how stipulations and requirements will be enforced.
This is the statement from Senator Rubio, one of the gang of eight, as he noticed a lack of enforcement triggers mentioned by the president: