The president has recently exercised a great deal of power to protect a selected group of illegal immigrants from deportation.  Many say he has done this in a way which circumvents congress and the rule of law.  Is his action legal?  Will it be challenged in federal court?

The other perhaps more important question is, was this simply a political move to sure up the Hispanic and Latino vote in the election?

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On the surface it seems like this is the right thing to do.  It seems that those children who came to this country through no fault or action of their own and who are trying to be good contributing members of society should not be penalized.  There are some ethical questions however that are difficult ones.  What about all of those individuals who are currently waiting their turn in line to come to this country legally?  I have a good friend who came to the United States from Japan on a student visa.  He had to pay a great deal of money to come here legally including international school tuition. He graduated with a degree in chemistry and would have liked nothing more than to stay here and live the American dream, give back to this country and eventually become a citizen.  In order to do so he had to find a company who would pay the excessive cost of sponsoring him.  He is an extremely hard worker and very intelligent but most companies simply did not want to pay the additional cost associated with sponsorship.  In the end he had to go home.  There are no easy answers to these problems. Comprehensive reforms are needed.  Hopefully those in government will have the political will to pass reforms to secure the border and reform the system so that it works for more people.  It seems it will never work for everyone but we can do better.
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it is the same as grandfathering them in..but grandfathering can only happen when the original activity that resulted in the need to grandfather is no longer legal, so in my opinion, dont forgive without stopping illegals or the next pres. will have to forgive the next batch.
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I think the key is to ensure the border is secure before taking any other action.  Amnesty offer by President Reagan led to a new flood of people coming into the country.  There is a mentality that if amnesty is offered once it will be offered again. Until the border is secure we cannot really have comprehensive immigration reform.
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IM HOPING THE SUPREME COURT OVERTURNS ANY DECISION THIS ARROGANT POSSIBLE ILLEGAL PRESIDENT HAD PROPOSED. HERE WE ARE AT A DEPRESSION STATUS SO WE IMPLEMENT MORE HARDSHIPS BY TAKING FROM WORKING PROGRAMS AND JOB STUDIED PROFFESSIONAL BLUE COLLAR AMERICANS TO BRING ILLEGALS IN WITH AMNESTY. HAS HE LOST HIS MONEY LOVING MIND??
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look are u crazy do u know what u talking
I concur!! He has lost his mind. Law breaker and Chief.
YEAH YEAH BUT HAVE ANY OF YALL PUT YOURSELVES IN THE SHOES OF ONE OF US NO LISCENCE NO JOB NO CREDIT LOL SERIOUSLY THOUGH IVE BEEN HERE SINCE I WAS THREE I AM NOW 19 YEARS OLD WHILE I WAS IN SCHOOL BEING ILLEGAL DIDNT REALLY AFFECT ME ONLY WHEN SOMEBODY ASKED FOR A SOCIAL SECURITY # I ALWAYS KNEW I WAS DIFFERENT MY FAMILY RAISED ME TO BE AFRAID OF THE POLICE IVE BEEN A FUGITIVE SINCE THE AGE OF THREE WITH NO CHOICE BUT TO LIVE HERE ALOT OF COLD STARES AND MEAN MUGS FROM ALOT OF WHITE PEOPLE WITHOUT EVER DOING SOMETHING WRONG NOW I CANT JUST GET A JOB I GOTTA FIGURE SOME ILLEGAL WAY TO DO IT I CANT DRIVE I GRADUATED HIGH SCHOOL BUT I CANT GO TO COLLEGE SO WTF WAT AM I SUPPOSED TO DO GO BACK TO MEXICO TO A PLACE I HAVE VERY LITTLE MEMORIES OF I DONT KNOW THIS IS JUST ME I REALLY HOPE OBAMA DOES GET REELECTED IT IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO IM ILLEGAL IVE BEEN ILLEGAL SINCE I CAN REMEMBER RIGHT NOW MY LIFE IS RUINED AND I DIDNT DO IT TO MYSELF
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since he went in and told them they could stya in this country why does he not open the flood gates for all of the europians russians and every cotton piucken immagrant that has tried to steal and kill their way here because we no longer have a ciuntry it belongs to the illeagals that stole their way here.
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Its a great idea.  However it may result into more split families.  Country like United States MUST decide about over 18 million illegals living under fear and sub-human conditions with multiple pains and problems due to broken and split families.

United States must either push them out of the country or grant them some status to be able to let them live like human beings - they are prisioners without walls.
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  • The US should adopt the regulations that FRANCE has over the amount of illegal immigrants allowed per year to enter into the country and gain LEGAL STATUS in becoming a CITIZEN. They should be required to learn and speak ENGLISH as all other cultures have done in times past. YES we are a free nation but when it is taking jobs away from the citizens that have been born and raised in the US it is time to RESTRUCTURE. Just like our Social Security System, what rights do those entering our country have to our TAX PAID DOLLARS that we have paid all of our AMERICAN lives? The law should stipulate not only for the immigrants but US citizens as well that if you have never worked and paid into Social Security you should not be receiving our taxes weve paid for years. I personally have to live on $757.00 Social Security Disability a month thats derived from what I paid into SSA, yet there is a 24 year old stripper that is working for cash that draws $1200.00 a month off of Social Security that she never paid 1 cent into. The immigrants think they are being treated unfair and SCREAM discrimination at the drop of a hat, LET THEM WALK in MY AMERICAN BORN footsteps of a person that loved my job but cant ever work again because of my permanent disabling handicap. I would give anything to be able to work even part-time. Im not against any race being treated equally as GOD created us all in his image BUT I do not feel they should receive SPECIAL BENEFITS that we the American People that have served our Country to make it FREE have to give in to their demands and lose our own rights.
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He is limited in what he can do with the executive orders. They were never meant to be abused like he does. Congress makes laws NOT Obama. Yes, everything he does is illegal.
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if they are illegal , why are they allowed to vote????., answer this for me, please.
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Non US citizens cannot vote.  Unless there is voter fraud, which does occur, only US citizens have voting rights.
Another attack on the Constitution, Obama should just move to Cuba.
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What we need is a stable genius to come along and threaten Mexico with 25% taxes on everything they are sending across the border if they don't stop these illegal border jumpers and system players. Oh wait!
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