Only The Process Is In Question
Immigration break through on youth citizenship
It’s taken more than three years before any debate has occurred on immigration; it was a hot topic four years ago. Three years has passed and nothing has happened, maybe a few billion wasted upon building a partial wall that could easily be breached over or under. What a waste of money.
Now immigration has come back to life in several areas, the most recent being President Obama’s decision to grant immunity to an estimated 800,000 youth who were brought to the United States illegally as young children, or even babies.
With some provisos about having a high school diploma, military service, no criminal record, these youths could seek and receive citizenship.
That ruling by the President has proven popular in most circles and while smacking of selective law enforcement these youths have grown up as Americans; we should welcome them.
Even candidate Mitt Romney has mellowed on the issue and is reported to accept the concept but would seek Congressional approval and adopt a more official legal proposal rather than a Presidential decision that might be overruled in a court.
But, either way this is a positive step in a partial immigration issue that will help this younger generation and appears to be heading to conclusion by one leader or the other.
A good decision.