Either that or they didn't want Obama's unilateral proclimation on immigration to be overshadowed by the decision.
Many congratulations DH!
I mean, really? http://twitchy.com/2014/11/23/oh-dear-lord-washington-post-fact-checks-snls-parody-of-obama/
Who are they going to fact check next? The Onion?
As an appeasement move. And so in their minds they will bear no responsibility for the following riots (their not responsible but there's no way that they can't see the result of a no-bill).
The corporatist republicans are no different from the corporatist democrats in their lust for cheap labor and pandering skills.