Roy Beck, the founder and CEO of NumbersUSA, a group that has opposed immigration reform proposals endorsed by Gutierrez and McCain, thinks the White House wants House Republicans to make the first move.
“I’m hearing the White House is saying it should start in the House. I can see why the White House wants the House to go first. They don’t want to lay out the details. They want the Republicans to lay it out first,” he said.
Beck compared the maneuvering to the debate over entitlement cuts in the “fiscal cliff” negotiations. Obama and Boehner have each called on the other to provide a specific plan to reduce Medicare and Medicaid spending while declining to put forth a detailed blueprint of their own.http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/271765-hispanic-democrat-says-obama-is-missing-in-action-on-immigration-