This was released yesterday in the early evening:
“Today House Republicans affirmed that rather than take up the flawed legislation rushed through the Senate, House committees will continue their work on a step-by-step, common-sense approach to fixing what has long been a broken system. The American people want our border secured, our laws enforced, and the problems in our immigration system fixed to strengthen our economy. But they don’t trust a Democratic-controlled Washington, and they’re alarmed by the president’s ongoing insistence on enacting a single, massive, Obamacare-like bill rather than pursuing a step-by-step, common-sense approach to actually fix the problem. The president has also demonstrated he is willing to unilaterally delay or ignore significant portions of laws he himself has signed, raising concerns among Americans that this administration cannot be trusted to deliver on its promises to secure the border and enforce laws as part of a single, massive bill like the one passed by the Senate.”
That's pretty close to definitive. None of the usual euphemistic language about doors being open, which is replaced by lots of very hostile language about Obama of the sort not put out in official statements by people who are remotely interested in making any kind of compromise. There is no pretense of wanting a deal. It's just a big F-bomb.
This is new in political discourse and strategy and is thus worth taking note of. The normal thing for the Republicans to do in this situation, even if they don't want to play ball, is to offer a lot of lip service about how important all this is and how committed Republicans are to a solution and of course they'll be happy to entertain the president's proposals and they look forward to working closely etc. etc.
Then, they'd pass a bill with a path to citizenship--an onerous one that takes 30 years or something, but technically, a path to citizenship. This would enable them to go on Meet the Press and say, "But David, our bill has a responsible path to citizenship, so I have no idea what Senator Schumer is talking about" and such like that. Then you have dueling citizenship bills and at least they might be able to shift a little of the blame to the Democrats in the minds of the more gullible portion of the public.
But now they're not even trying that. I suppose they might still try that, but it sure doesn't sound like it. They're just taking the James Gang approach and walking away (get it?). In other words, the strategy is now pitched entirely to the base and they don't care anything about what Latinos think. I think Latinos will notice.