President Obama has not been one to shy away from making executive actions, and one of his most controversial ones is now before the Supreme Court.
Obama’s executive action would grant temporary legal status and work permits to about 4 million illegal aliens who arrived before 2010. Other than being here for over 6 years illegally, they would also have to be parents of US Citizens or legal permanent residents.
The “permanent residents” part has some people raising many questions. The executive action is to help families that have children who are US Citizens but are here illegally. Most people would agree that this group of illegals should receive some help, but the ambiguity of “permanent residents” is worrisome.
The executive action is being called “lawless” and now 26 states have challenged the action in court. Obama’s action was blocked from being implemented until the Supreme Court hears the case.
The troubling part of this law is that the administration would have the authority to enforce who should be arrested and deported. Since deportations are down in Obama’s second term, the new law may not see any more people deported–but 4 million given legal status.
Obama has released captured illegals who were known criminals and put them back on the street to commit more crimes.
The southern border is such a mess that Donald Trump has made it his main issue and it is helping him lead the race for the GOP nomination.
Nobody thinks that Obama is going to be tough on immigration and that is why our southern border continues to allow hundreds or more cross daily.
The answer isn’t what Donald Trump has suggested either. Deporting all 11 million illegal immigrants is not fair to those children and businesses, but something has to happen.
Will Obama get his way and give 4 million illegals a free path to being legal or will the Supreme Court find the overreach of power unacceptable?
What do you think? Should the Supreme Court overturn the executive action or should they allow it?
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