Latinos want the President to use what they see as his authority under current immigration law, to defer deportations of students who are eligible for legal status under the Dream Act. Since the so-called DREAM Act does not exist, their position is largely indefensible.
Immigration reform is doable but it is just rather difficult when the Democrats and the President have been unwilling to compromise on the mass legalization of illegal aliens. While one can sympathize with desire of the children of illegal aliens to remain in the U.S., they must be required to earn that privilege. A few revisions to the nightmare, foot-in-the-door, act might make it acceptable to a sufficient number of Congressmen and loyal American citizens to enable its passage. The minimum changes necessary are:
1. Applicants must present proof that they have served a minimum of a four year enlistment in the armed forces.
2. Applicants who present any fraudulent documents with their applications will be deported immediately without recourse.
3. Applicants must freely admit that they entered and are present in the U.S. illegally.
4. They must agree to abide by all laws of the U.S. in the future.
5. Applicants should be permanently barred from sponsoring any other family members for legal residency.
6. Applications will be audited monthly to determine the extent of any fraud. If fraud is widespread, the program will be terminated immediately.
7. The window for applications will be narrowed to a six month period starting on the date of the passage of the act.
8. Applicants must present four different forms of non-fraudulent documentation to prove their eligibility for the program.
Working for logical immigation reform based on a stable population, a recognition of the finite nature of our natural resources and the adverse impact of continued growth on our quality of life, standard of living, national interest, character, language, sovereignty and the rule of law. Pushing back and countering the disloyal elements in American society and the anti-American rhetoric of the leftwing illegal alien lobbies. In a debate, when your opponents turn to name calling, it's a good sign you've already won.