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Comprehensive Immigration Reform By The Back Door
Kids stay, parents get deported?
The tip of the iceberg is showing....
This doesn't need to take a lot of words to say, but it does take a lot of thought:
If the 16 year old illegal immigrant children can stay, what does that mean for the illegal immigrant parents of those children?
Do they get to stay, too, to care for their children?
Will the illegal immigrant children eventually be allowed to stay and become Americans?
If the illegal immigrant children are eventually allowed to become Americans, won't that make their parents eligible to come back to America and also become citizens?
Those questions, and the new circumstances of some of the illegal immigrant children, make the case for the comprehensive immigration policy candidate Mitt Romney is calling for. That eventual debate is one now complicated by Barack Obama's new policy which (so far) relates only to certain illegal immigrant children, but has much wider policy considerations, which the present and future Congresses must surely have to deal with!
The president's executive order of November 2014 and his more recent positions which declare what parts of the U. S. A. immigration laws he will uphold and which he will ignore, was a challenge to the new Congress elected in November 2014.
Look for more executive orders, pardons, and appointments as President Obama's time in the White House grows shorter and shorter.
A definition: illegal - unlawful, illicit; violating the established law.
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