I’m the President.
On Friday, the President (through Department of Homeland Security Secretary, Janet Napalitano) announced that he knows better than Congress, and the people, for that matter. Of course, at the time of the announcement, the President was winging his way on Air Force 1 to an exclusive Martha’s Vineyard resort, while most Americans were wondering whether they could afford to fill up their gas tanks to get to work, assuming they had a job.
The President’s edict goes as follows.
We have some 300,000 illegal immigrants in the deportation “pipe line”. Because that is way too large (for the President’s bloated government) to handle, deportation rules are henceforth changed. If any of those 300,000 illegal immigrants have not committed a crime in this country, we will ignore the fact that they committed a crime getting into this country.
Not only that, those illegal immigrants, who pass this test, will have a chance to later apply for a work permit.
If all of this sounds vaguely familiar, it is. It’s called the “Dream Act”.
In December, 2010, knowing that the Republicans soon would control the House, the President urged passage of the “Dream Act”. Even though, at the time, Democrats controlled every branch of the government, the “Dream Act” went down in flames. This was not good, not if the President wanted to remain the President after the 2012 election.
So, this edict is nothing more than the President trolling for votes.
We have serious illegal immigration issues in this country, but, they cannot be solved by a Presidential edict that is designed solely to get the President reelected.