The Supreme Court's failure last week to issue a ruling may have killed President Obama's DAPA order for now. But that doesn't mean that the issue will go away. Both parties will
use the fate of the 11 million undocumented aliens in the country to incite raw passion against the other just as they've been doing for well over a decade now. If they hadn't, the matter wouldn't have reached the Supreme Court in the first place, I note in The Week:
Immigration has been a festering wound in this country for decades, and certainly long before President George W. Bush's comprehensive reform effort crashed and burned in 2006. Given the fate of that bill, President Obama should have seized the first auspicious moment to get immigration reform done, given that virtually everyone agrees that America's immigration system is badly broken. This should have been soon after he got elected in 2008. At that time, he enjoyed considerable goodwill with the American public, Democrats controlled both house of Congress, and there was lingering buy-in from Republicans who had supported the Bush effort.
But Obama blew it.
Even if Donald Trump weren't the GOP's presumptive nominee, the SC's cop out would have turned this election into the ugliest game of identity politics in living memory. With him leading the charge, the country is in for a "rough ride."
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