The daily STEW (Star-Telegram Editorial Writers): President Obama plans to issue an executive order changing immigration enforcement rules that, among other things, would prevent deportation of millions of illegal immigrants and allow parents whose children are U.S. citizens or legal residents to obtain legal work documents. Would this be a good move, or is the president overstepping his constitutional authority?
It sets a dangerous precedent by rewarding illegal aliens for breaking the law. Shane and Kristy Remo
Overstepping. Sarah Suagee
Why would it not be a good move? It’s a great move for keeping families together whom most conservatives claim they support. Oh wait, only if their skin is not brown or some other color than white. When Reagan and Bush used executive orders on this very same subject, there was no cry for impeachment. Raul Garcia
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President Obama has said over and over he wants Congress to send him a bill. This is what happens when we have a do-nothing Congress! Morgan May
Totally supportive! Kelly Belindo
When Reagan granted amnesty to millions of illegals back in the 80s, he soon wished he hadn’t. He himself said it was a bad move because it prompted a rush across the border. Ella Fralicks Uerling
So the immigrants patiently waiting legally at the end of the line are screwed! Fred Gilbert
For everyone saying Obama couldn’t pass anything through Congress, he had both the House and Senate during his first term. He could have passed it if he wanted to. Patrick Wamhoff
Sometimes this seems like a monarchy. I favor legal status for some illegals, but not by presidential decree. Judy Schuler
Good move. Should have happened sooner. Too bad the GOTea party has held the nation from this and many other needed advancements. Lee Dunkelberg
Good for the president. Pat Noell
He is not representing the majority of the people. He is overstepping his constitutional authority. Jan Rowe
Yes it’s a good move. It takes guts to do things that’s unpopular. He only has two years left to accomplish anything. Republican have fought him every step of the way and can’t see them working with him anything soon. Gwendolyn Sadler
Overstepping. But is that a surprise to anyone? Marie Francis