the law is the law and it must be followed to the letter of the law, if the law were different, we wouldn't have a problem with them" . Like most people who are ignorant and hypocrites, they had no idea that using the "we're simply enforcing the law" argument would ever change as a result of the law changing. Not in their lifetimes anyway.
With a change in our immigration policy you would think they were defeated fair and square. Because after all, we all know that they really really respect the rules and letter of the law like no one else in America. Correct? Not so fast. They are considered the party of hate and hypocrites for a reason.
Their new or in actuality seasoned policy that dates back generations has reared it's ugly head once again. When it comes to following a new law that goes against what they really want, it's "Let's circumvent the letter and the spirit of the law and even parts of it in order to punish those benefiting from it and the law makers themselves."
But don't take my word for it, let's look at history in this tactic and when it was done. Perpetrated by people from all parties.
After the abolishment of Jim Crow laws.
Same with the abolishment school desegregation
Same with the abolishment of slavery
Same with voting rights
And now Immigration rights.
What the GOP did was, they took the worst people from all of those events and made a party of out them.
So far, they've shown hate for;
Middle class Whites
The poor (being the good Christians they are)
Any republican who disagrees with them (See Justice Roberts)
And now with Romney's plans to destroy PBS and this latest development. Children too.
Now that I think about it, there's actually one last thing they hate perhaps even more than all of the above now.