Immigration: You Call That a “System?”

President Obama announced via a Facebook video that he will soon announce plans for granting amnesty for millions of people currently living in the country illegally. In the short video, the president said the following:

 “Everybody agrees that our immigration system is broken. Unfortunately Washington has allowed the problem to fester for too long.”

This statement, which Obama uses as the very reason for immigration needing reform, poses some issues in itself. Primarily, “What is broken, exactly?” The policies we are putting – or failing to put – in place are a far cry from an immigration system. If the last year has taught us anything, it’s that immigration laws on the books mean little more to Obama than the separation of powers doctrine.

While the manner in which we enforce and process applications and permits is in serious need of attention, it does not mean that we have a broken immigration system. We have a huge illegal immigration problem. How is failure to enforce the law a “system?”

The president will give the details of his immigration plan tomorrow at 8PM ET.


Immigration links:

Obama’s plan is unlikely to include benefits NYT

However … Obama’s executive amnesty will give illegal aliens public benefits, report says Breitbart

Obama to issue work permits to 5M illegal immigrants on Thursday Daily Mail