The camel gets its nose (amnesty-legalization) under the tent, as they say in the Middle East, and thus the rest (citizenship) is sure to follow.
If these green cards were temporary and they come with a "forever you can never be a citizen unless you leave and file papers and wait in line like everyone else), then this evil wouldn't be as evil.
But these green cards are permanent, and they don't come with a "you can never ever be a citizen" clause.
So they get to stay, and keep Americans' jobs, and pay taxes that Americans are supposed to be paying.
So they get to pay their way .. pay their way out of being brought to justice for their multiple crimes, pay their way out of having to make restitution to Americans and give back their stolen goods.
Though this may be what Obama has in mind, it's simply wrong, and for so many reasons.
When the election is over and we open our eyes, it will sadly be too late to wonder what the hell just happened.
Word is, Obama will reveal his anticipated EO on the 21st. That's the day after tomorrow. If he does show his hand, then we'll actually know what we're discussing the day after tomorrow.
Knowing what we're discussing... now that will be refreshing, don't you think?
Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?
Congress could certainly use the power of the purse to allocate additional resources towards deportation. But threatening to cut off resources to protest an action when the entire justification for that action is a lack of resources.. Well that's just a bit counterproductive.