Tonight, President Barack Obama will announce the steps he intends to follow in reforming the state of undocumented immigrants in this country, mostly fellow Hispanics in search of work, food, and personal dignity unavailable in their own countries.
I sympathize with the goal of immigration reform, but not with President Obama's solution.
I sympathize with a humane immigration reform respectful of the immigrants' human dignity and the integrity of their families. However, I prefer it not be done by presidential diktat, and particularly by this President who has damaged religious liberty, the right to life, and the natural family so much. I must question President Obama's motives in light of the damage he has inflicted upon our social fabric. I can't support his move at the cost of my own integrity and that of our republic.
The President must do what so far he has been unable or unwilling to do: negotiate with Congress, compromise, see the other side and get things done.