The president set a trap for Republicans with his mild, moderate, reasonable executive order. Ordinary people will soon forget the constitutional niceties involved: whether any president has the right to do what Pres. Obama did when he announced that he was suspending the law with respect to certain categories of illegal aliens. Instead,they will remember that the Republican Party used ungenerous means to interfere, to stop a program designed to prevent the separation of families guilty only of having tried to improve their economic circumstances by committing the misdemeanor of crossing illegally into the U.S.
Unfortunately, the ugly face of the Republican Party is not just a myth. It’s the face that shouts “Go to the end of the line” when there is no line to begin with. It’s the mouth that shouts against welfare chiselers when the evidence shows that illegal immigrants are here for jobs, mostly jobs that Americans are not rushing to do. Incidentally, the illegals I am trying to hire once in a while command higher wages than most high school graduates n born in the US in my area. I know, I have tried to hire them for less and failed.
The way to fight the constitutional violation is obvious: As soon as possible, Congress should offer a bill that includes everything in the president’s order and more. There is no real alternative anyway. Are federal agencies really going to chase down, arrest and deport the honest, working parents of American children? Think about it.