There were tears and cheers in Las Vegas on Friday when President Obama visited a local high school to tout his two executive actions to delay deportations for millions of undocumented immigrants. At the same time, Republicans and immigration opponents were considering ways to blunt the president's authority.
Ali Noorani, executive director of National Immigration Forum, spoke to The New York Times about the news:
Mr. Noorani said more moderate Republicans might see tackling immigration as a way to prove they can address pressing issues, which could help them take back the White House in 2016.
"They can either get credit for fixing the immigration system and actually saying, 'O.K., we're going to make this permanent,' or they can get credit for trying to take the legalization of families away," he said.