My big problem is that it will happen by "decree" rather than legislation. He will use his "discretion" to change immigration law, a decision that will expand presidential powers as Ross Douthat explained:
"No defender of Obama’s proposed move has successfully explained why it wouldn’t be a model for a future president interested in unilateral rewrites of other areas of public policy (the tax code, for instance) where sweeping applications of “discretion” could achieve partisan victories by fiat. No liberal has persuasively explained how, after spending the last Republican administration complaining about presidential “signing statements,” it makes sense for the left to begin applying Cheneyite theories of executive power on domestic policy debates."President Obama would be better off addressing the nation on TV and outlining his goals, from keeping families together to allowing people "already working here" to continue working here. He should call on the public to contact Congress and pass a bill that he can sign.
President Obama should try to persuade Americans rather than govern by decree.
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