According to article on foxnews.com: “A union that represents thousands of federal immigration officers is raising alarm after the U.S. government ordered supplies to create millions of blank work permits and green cards, touching off speculation that the Obama administration may be preparing executive action on immigration.”
What is most interesting about this article is the forward movement on President Obama’s promise to move forward with immigration reform, preferably through Congressional channels or if that does not work, by way an executive order. The alarmist reactions of unions and anti-immigrant organizations are simply political games by those trying to further the agendas of their members or supporters. The truth is, nobody knows what the future holds. However, if immigration reform is to be a real possibility, action must be taken. The ability to create more EAD or permanent resident cards, hire additional government staff, and make whatever additional infrastructural changes that may be required is crucial. If not, any talk about meaningful reform is just talk.
Something is on the horizon. Our immigration system is in need of reform and a solution for the undocumented also needs to be addressed. Recent polls show that a majority of Americans agree. As always, the devil will be in the details and Congress would be wise to come to an agreement after the election to put the immigration issue behind them before the 2016 presidential race gets underway.