On Friday Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano issued a memo to the press declaring that, "The Obama administration will stop deporting and begin granting work permits to younger illegal immigrants who came to the US as children and have since led law-abiding lives". This policy change, according to the White House, will effect as many as 800,000 illegal aliens.
Is this action, which bypasses Congress, legal? Depends on who you ask. Is it the right thing to do? Depends on who you ask. But one thing's for sure, it's political. And it's just the tip of the iceberg. If Obama wins in November, and the Republicans retain control of Congress, we'll have four more years of similar executive memos. And if he looses, then the 75 days between election day and inauguration will be one giant humongous "Friday night document dump".
And if you think it won't happen...dream on.
Inspired by "Hot Air"