Another Democratic representative remains hopeful that President Obama will follow through on reports that he may unilaterally grant legal status to 5 to 6 million immigrants in the United States illegally. Representative Raúl Grijalva of Arizona called the potential order the only option to address immigration reform at this point due to Congress’s inaction.
“We’re down to a final option where administrative relief will help many, many families and communities across this country,” Grijalva said on MSNBC on Thursday. “The president on a domestic issue of this size is doing the right thing by not being deterred — I hope it’s bold.”
He echoed Representative Luis Gutiérrez’s (D., Ill.) predictions that 5 to 6 million people could receive legal status, which would include those who are DACA-eligible and their families, among others.