One name to add to Quin’s litany of people on the right (of various views on the broader immigration issue) who oppose the GOP Brain Trust’s immigration push is Phil Gramm:
His second point was also salient: Why should any Republican sign onto any immigration reform that depends on Barack Obama to enforce it? President Obama can’t even be depended on to treat his own health care law properly. Why would he enforce border security provisions that he does not support?
I’ve yet to hear a satisfactory answer to this from Ryan, Priebus, Norquist, Rubio, and Obama’s other Republican allies on immigration.