Let the brouhaha begin. White House officials have announced that President Obama intends to by-pass the Republicans and announce a broad overhaul of the nation’s immigration enforcement system. The plan is to protect up to five million undocumented immigrants from the threat of deportation and provide many of them with work permits. A key component of the plan is to allow illegal immigrants who are the parents of children who are American citizens to obtain legal work documents. The worry of being separated from family will be dissipated.
Here are other parts of the plan: expand opportunities for immigrants who have high-tech skills, shift some of the nation’s 12,000 immigration agents to our Southern borders (about time), and provide clearer guidance to our immigration agencies about who should be a low priority for deportation, namely those with no serious ...