Molly Ball
The Atlantic
August 30, 2013

If reform legislation dies in Congress, advocates plan to pressure the president to act on his own — and get political revenge on the GOP House.

The biggest obstacle facing immigration reform may be not opposition but inertia. Leaders of the House of Representatives have said they plan to act, but with the coming months likely to be consumed by budget drama, immigration could fall by the wayside.

If that happens, advocates of immigration reform have another idea: They’ll push Obama to press the button on the immigration-reform nuclear option.

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