“He is checking off every administrative box he can of what he can do with executive authority that comports with his overall view of immigration policy,” said Angela Kelley, an analyst at the Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank allied with the White House. ...WaPo
The Obama administration is looking at immigration issue through the lens of executive action. The 2012 House of Representatives having been the laziest, most faineant House in history -- and the 2013 House being wet behind the ears but looking not much better -- executive action seems like a pretty decent idea coming from a concerned president.
Immigration advocates on Thursday hailed a rule change at the Department of Homeland Security that would make it easier for many undocumented immigrants to stay in the United States as they seek permanent residency, saying it will improve the lives of relatives who could have been separated for years without the changes.
For President Obama — who has called the inability to achieve comprehensive immigration reform among the biggest regrets of his first term — the new policy is among a series of steps his administration has taken over the past year aimed in part at easing the pace of deportations, which have surged during his tenure. Many of the steps came amid a presidential campaign that included sharp disagreements over immigration policy and strong support among Latinos and Asians for Obama. ...WaPo
There are comments from the right following the article in the Post. Johnmoose writes: "F**k inmmigration. the foriegn pigs can 'get the f**k out!! ... I idea Americans have to 'give' up their land to these foriegn pigs is intolerable."
The Republican response to the long-term challenge of immigration is, um, enlightening?