A couple years ago, I wrote a five part series on the problems with immigration in America. At the end of it, I asked myself a simple question: You’ve identified the problems. Now what’s the solution?
That a tough one. I did my best to answer it. It didn’t start with granting amnesty to 800,000 illegal immigrants and implementing part of the DREAM act.
The Obama administration announced Friday it will stop deporting illegal immigrants who come to the country at a young age.
The politically charged decision comes as Obama faces a tough reelection fight against Republican Mitt Romney, and Hispanic voters in swing states will play a crucial role in the contest.
The change in policy could allow as many as 800,000 immigrants who came to the United States illegally not only to remain in the country without fear of being deported, but to work legally, according to a senior administration official speaking to reporters Friday.
Is this a bad thing to do?
I can’t say that deporting children who came to America in the arms of their parents is right. These kids don’t know anything but America, and for once, Obama is right about something. They are essentially Americans.
But it’s putting the cart before the horse and it’s being done for the worst of reasons. It’s pandering to the Hispanic voter.
I honestly wouldn’t have a problem with a program that acted as a path to citizenship to the people this decision targets. But not before we have complete control of our borders and stopped the flood of illegal immigrants over the border.
He’s put the cart before the horse, not because it’s the right thing to do. If he honestly thought that, why did he wait until an election year to do it?
No, this was a very overt gesture to the Hispanic voter.
The man charged with upholding the laws of the United States of America has once again turned his back on his duty.