[QUOTE=parafly;4495811]What legislation could be passed to surpass the strategy and effectiveness of prosecutorial discretion? Legalizing the objectives of this policy is not the correct move, non-enforcement is a much better solution.
There are over 11 million illegal immigrants in this country, and the reality is there are only a finite amount of enforcement resources available. It is a common sense policy to focus on the unproductive and criminal elements of this portion of our society.
In any case, this move has completely political motivations.[/QUOTE]
Obama giving them a 2 year reprieve solves nothing. Kids that serve in the Army and/or graduate from College are the types of immigrants we want in America. I am fine with a path for citizenship for that subgroup. Rubio proposed something like that last month. Kids that were brought to America under the age of 16 that have no criminal record and have been here 5+ years, and have served in the military or completed college would be given a work visa and the ability to apply for a green card.
Legal immigration in America is a good thing as long as those coming here are productive. Someone needs to pay in to Social Security to pay for all these retirees.