Shikha Dalmia on Obama's Cowardice on Immigration


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Conservatives are united in their outrage over President Obama's proclamation last week that he'll use his executive authority to hand temporary legal status to unauthorized foreigners in legal limbo after Congress skipped town without doing anything on immigration reform.

But far from acting lawlessly, nothing Obama has proposed is outside his prosecutorial discretion, argues Reason Foundation Senior Analyst Shikha Dalmia. The real mystery is not why Obama is doing so much, but why he isn't doing more to offer relief to the victims of our insane immigration system.