Obama To Move Ahead With Immigration Reform By Executive Order
Forbes | Nov 19, 2014
Public opinion be damned.
Tomorrow night in a prime time speech, the President will unveil his plan to shield up to five million illegal immigrants from deportation. By expanding the Dreamers program to adults –a move that the President said in 2013 he felt would be unlawful but has now clearly changed his mind about – these immigrants would be given work permits and, for all intents and purposes, welcomed to America lawfully.
It should be noted that immigrants who are granted amnesty will apparently not be eligible for health benefits under the Affordable Care Act, just like the Dreamers who were granted legal status in 2012.
Nevertheless, it doesn’t take away from the fact that President Obama is moving ahead on a course that lacks the support of Congress or the American people.