President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats need Republican support to enact a sweeping amnesty for undocumented immigrants, euphemistically known as comprehensive immigration reform. Democrats need political cover to enact legislation that is certain to make a substantial portion of the electorate angry. They need Republicans to cobble together the 60 Senate votes required to get a bill to the floor. And they will need Republican support to get a bill through the House of Representatives, which is controlled by the GOP.

Click here to read my full op-ed in today’s Politico.