I personally think we should pass a Dream Act for young illegals that came here with their parents. That said, I think there is a right and wrong way of doing things in a Constitutional government.
Because of the dangers of monarchy and tyranny, our Founding Fathers set up a system of checks and balances. It forces federal government to move slowly and (hopefully) wisely on decisions made.
However, the presidential edict announced today to allow young illegals to gain work permits is a danger to our Constitution. Whether a good cause or not, establishing a rule that goes against the rule of law, without going through the Constitutional process, is a danger. Pres Obama decided months ago that he could not/would not work with a Republican House, and so has settled for making rules of his own, without Congressional legislation. Instead of leading and compromising with Congress as did LBJ, Reagan and Clinton, he is forging a path around the Constitution. And while he may be using it for good purposes now, it opens the door for such things to lead to tyranny later.
I real president would not do such an end run around the system, but would lead Congress through it. Even when he had Democrats leading both houses of Congress, he showed himself incapable of leading effectively, if at all. Now, instead of learning how to lead and guide the discussion, he uses presidential edicts to not only ignore, but to go against laws established by Congress.
I want to see Congress gets some cajones and pass some smart and workable immigration laws, both for allowing people in and keeping the undesirables out. This will hopefully include the Dream Act, or something similar. If Pres Obama wishes to push Congress on this during an election year, fine. I’ll support him in writing my Congressmen to pass some good legislation. However, to bypass Congress entirely is an outrage, and another brick removed from the wall of the Constitution.