Now he knows how we felt. While I'm still digesting the details of President Obama's executive actions on immigration, one thing is abundantly clear: The President got sick of waiting for others to act. Now let's see what his changes can accomplish.
Democratic partisans spread the blame around: President Obama, party leaders, lethargic blue voters, and a hostile media. Nonetheless, there are five elementary lessons to be learned from the debacle.
Obama, like some treacherous Jacobean villain, has had the nerve to make decisions while the Congress was out on a well-earned vacation for six weeks from doing nothing for over six years.
The President's announcement of executive action on immigration Thursday is not only necessary but also praiseworthy. We have been fighting this battle for far too long. As a Christian, I feel compelled by the Gospel of Christ to work for protection for immigrants as directly as possible.
Using inflation-adjusted numbers, we indexed each component of GDP to 4Q07 levels, beginning with a value of 100 for each. We graphically display the results below, followed by some commentary.
All of us, documented and undocumented immigrants alike, are on a common journey in search of a better life. We came here to join a country that has always been a nation of immigrants, and a beacon to people from all nations. Why reject the people who will make America greater still?
On the Sunday before Thanksgiving, the U.S. Catholic bishops ask their parishioners to donate to the needy, but this annual special collection is not charity.
The U.S. finds it uncomfortable to deal with a country like China, which is neither its ally nor enemy, and which wants to be treated like an equal partner as brothers would expect.
(The following is a statement issued by the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition on President Obama's immigration executive order. For more informa...
Red, blue, liberal, and conservatives should mean nothing when 3,000 American soldiers were just sent back to a war that we lost.
It's becoming clear to political observers that libertarians are emerging as a key swing vote, if not an official party. Republicans may have won a number of close races by appealing to these libertarians, so their views on policy cannot be ignored.
Denial, dogma and allegiance to the old is not only how we'll fall behind, but it is, as the president said last night, "contrary to our character."
Prosecutorial discretion -- the power of the executive to determine when to enforce the law -- is one of the most well-established traditions in American law. Prosecutorial discretion is, in particular, central to the enforcement of immigration law against removable noncitizens.
For making a morally responsible choice -- using his discretionary legal authority to focus enforcement resources and prioritize deportations in ways that keep families together and our nation safe -- President Obama has been labeled an "emperor" and a "dictator" by Republicans.
President Obama should be applauded for defending America's greatest values and challenging the nation to be a welcoming place for the stranger. For in the face of the stranger we see the face of God.
By acknowledging the broken-ness of our political parties; by taking responsible executive action (and by testing those encoded limits for all the right reasons) -- for all of these reasons, he re-became the president I voted for.