ISSUES: 1 of 2 Presidential Executive Order on Immigration

In an address to the nation Thursday night, President Obama added to the ever present controversy within immigration reform by declaring a temporary stay for some 5 million illegal immigrants. His order included deferring deportation for parents of U.S. citizens or those with legal permanent residency who have been in the country for at least five years —“Dreamers” would also not face deportation. House Speaker John Boehner made a statement speaking out against this order, saying this will “just encourage even more illegal immigrants to cross our border”. What does this mean for permanent immigration reform?

Rudy Fernandez, Republican Political Strategist
John de Leon, Esq., Law Offices of Chavez & de Leon, P.A.
Jose Mallea, The Libre Initiative
Olga Porven, Esq., Olga Porven, P.A.