The Democratic leadership in Congress sent a letter to President Obama urging him to issue an executive order granting relief to millions of undocumented immigrants. The letter sited the fact that previous presidents, including Republicans, have used their executive powers to grant such relief. Republicans have opposed such move.
As I have said before, these measures, while welcome, do not negate the fact that we need comprehensive immigration reform passed by Congress. This might not happen though, in light of the highly polarized atmosphere we have on capitol hill.
Stay tuned for updates on what is going on. Fox News reported last week that the executive order might be issued this week.