Comment: Actual Executive Order

Update: The President's actual Executive Order has been released from embargo. A "" target="_blank">blog post by Greg Siskind below analyzes it in detail. What appears below is the Comment we had prepared prior to this development titled "Republican Heroes"

Congressional Republican leadership appears to be in thrall to a small band of fanatic extremists who believe the fantasy that 11 million people can be deported and that until that happens it's A-OK to have millions living outside the rule of the law. Unfortunately, this small group of nutty zealots in the Republican Party wield influence far in excess of their numbers, witness the last Republican nominee for President, Mr. Romney, who ran on an "attrition thru enforcement" platform, better known as the "deport-'em-all" fairy tale (in other words, the rule of the law be damned, let's wait until the utopia of 11 million deportations dawns). (And before Republicans get carried away with the 2014 election results, let's note that the "attrition thru enforcement" strategy was roundly rejected by the American people in 2012.) Until the GOP grows up and stops pandering to this small faction of maniac freaks, President Obama is correct in bringing millions out of the shadows and into the sunlight of the rule of the law.

However, it would be completely wrong to paint all Republicans with an anti-immigration brush - the GOP is fundamentally a pro-immigration party, and its pro-immigration voices are getting louder and harder to suppress, and America is going to need the GOP's immigration patriots as a primary weapon against its anti-immigrant maniacs. From former House Majority Leader Richard Armey, who stood with immigrants in the dark days after 9/11, thru the GOP patriots who voted against H.R. 5230 on August 1, 2014, all the way to incoming House freshman Carlos Curbelo who supports the Senate's bi-partisan immigration bill, the GOP's pro-immigration wing will eventually be America's salvation on immigration issues. America looks to these Republican heroes in the fight ignited by the failure of the GOP to send a bill to the President in the 113th Congress, and the resulting compulsion on the President to address immigration's humanitarian emergency. Immigration Daily will never forget those who stand with immigrants on critical matters, regardless of party affiliation. We urge these Republican heroes on into the oncoming firestorm.

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