The problem with DACA was President Obama

In the interest of full disclosure, let me add that I've favored some form of legalization for the so-called "DREAMers." It's hard to punish a 20-year-old because his parents brought him illegally when he was 3. I can cite examples of youngsters in Texas I've spoken to. At the same time, President Obama's governing by executive pen was wrong and rather cynical for a couple of reasons. First, President Obama knew that his "pen" would eventually be broken by a court decision. Second, President Obama had to know that he'd be leaving a bunch of "DREAMers" stranded whenever his order was reversed. Obama's DACA was the political equivalent of giving someone a check and knowing that there are no funds in the bank to cover it. Super-cynical, to say the least. The executive order was President Obama reacting to the 2014 midterm elections and hoping to energize Hispanics behind a Clinton candidacy. It was about as cynical a...(Read Full Post)