Hostage Crisis

Not only is a serious crisis a terrible thing to waste, it's a waste being president if you're not creating a crisis.

Obama tells Kyl in private Oval Office meeting: I won’t secure border because then Republicans will have no reason to support “comprehensive immigration reform.” ...the President told him, regarding securing the southern border with Mexico, “The problem is, . . . if we secure the border, then you all won’t have any reason to support ‘comprehensive immigration reform.’” [Audible gasps were heard throughout the audience.] Sen. Kyl continued, “In other words, they’re holding it hostage. They don’t want to secure the border unless and until it is combined with ‘comprehensive immigration reform.’”
So the bad guys keep pretending that the border can't be secured. If Obama was on tape saying this, there would be calls for his removal from office. Rightly so.