Mr. Obama told the lawmakers that he had already been patient waiting for the GOP-controlled House to act since the Senate passed a sweeping bipartisan immigration bill in June 2013.
At that point, Vice President Joe Biden asked how long Republicans might need to bring up an immigration bill, according to multiple people familiar with the meeting, asking if they might be ready by mid-February or another time this spring. Mr. Obama gave him a look that ended that line of discussion, the people said.
In other words, Obama believes that 350 million Americans are too stupid to realize that the new Congress doesn’t meet until January. Seventy-four percent of Senate Republicans voted against the 2013 “bipartisan immigration bill.” It obviously was not going to make it through the House then, and certainly won’t now.