Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is encouraging President Obama to go "big" on immigration, but not without trying to get Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) in on his plan first.
"He should go big- as big as he can."
"I believe that when the President decides to do his Executive Order he should go big - as big as he can- and there's precedent for him going back to the Eisenhower Administration to do something just like this," Sen. Reid said in a press conference Tuesday.
"Immigration should not prevent McConnell or Boehner from working with me to fund the government on this issue. Every president since Eisenhower have done Executive Orders as it relates to immigration."
While Sen. Reid is staunchly in support of Obama's Executive Order that would defer the deportations of up to 4.5 million illegal immigrants, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said on Hannity Monday night that Supreme Court precedent might keep Obama from moving forward with his executive order.
Sen. Paul cited Youngstown v. Sawyer (1952), a case where President Truman issued an Executive Order to the Secretary of Commerce so the government could run the steel mills because of the demands of The Korean War and the Supreme Court overturned President Truman's order.
Either way, both parties in Congress expect President Obama to make a decision on immigration by the end of this week.