Any new immigration policy along the President’s lines would require new legislation. Interesting, and perhaps telling, was the President’s statement on Thursday that the Republicans shouldn’t waste time on the immigration issue until after November. The statement made two points. One, he needs more Republicans in Congress to pass his preferred options, and second, it signals that he intends to keep this issue alive through November. With this administration, one must wonder that maybe this was not an unanticipated blunder, but a diabolical plan to continue the polarization of the American people over the immigration issue that helped elect the President in the first place and to inject intensity into the Republican base that is now lacking.