Immigration Post

The Penny-farthing

One of Obama’s first announcements succeeding the election was that he would be taking action on immigration. Obama announced that, by the end of the year, he would issue an executive order changing immigration policy. He didn’t specify what the content of the order would be, but it’s a fair bet that it will be similar in content to the Senate bill.

I’m of two minds when it comes to passing any sort of amnesty through executive order. I think it would be a politically savvy move, in the end. I feel like taking action on immigration is the correct response to Boehner and McConnell’s ultimatum. Essentially, Obama has told the Republican leadership that he’d like to work with them on immigration, but they need to make a show of good faith by taking concrete action. In response, they’ve told Obama that – if the mood strikes them – they…

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