President Obama's Dream Act Executive order simply muddies the already dirty waters of our systemically flawed US immigration system.
Washington administrations with their immigration propaganda come and go. Some push for amnesty and leniency. Others push for militarization of the border and stricter interior enforcement. Both sides blame each other and the undocumented, but overall change is rare.
Mexico is not only our neighbor but also a great example to study concerning the reality of our immigration status quo.
Question: Why do we seldom if ever hear any US politicians criticize the corrupt, civil rights abusing Mexican government for the part it plays in failed US immigration?
The majority of the undocumented within the US come from Mexico. Do you actually believe that they would come or stay here if they could make a decent living wage working at home with their families?
The truth is that not only the undocumented but US taxpayers are being used and abused by both governments. One government exports the undocumented in order to not to have to provide for them, and another reaps the profits by tacitly accepting them as a sub class of laborers. The 1% from both countries profits off of this scam and US taxpayers foot the bill.
Meanwhile the 1%'s greed for Mexican drug profits, oil, and one billion dollars a day in cross border trade drive this insanity while the good citizens on both sides of the border suffer.
Until American voters wake up, none of this will really change.