President Obama has come under heavy criticism from conservatives who prefer that young people who had no say in being brought to this country to continue living in the shadows.
Most of the critics have assailed last Friday's decision as a) a political ploy to get the Latino vote, b) unconstitutional, c) a path to amnesty, and/or c) only a temporary solution to a problem that only Congress should address.
Those critics are wrong. We have detected very few arguments against the end result of the Obama administration's decision to provide temporary relief to undocumented residents who meet strict requirements. These are children and young adults who are the best of the best. They have gone to our schools and colleges, have stayed out of trouble, and want to make contributions to the only country they have known.
This is a win-win situation for our country.
While Obama may have waited until his fourth year in office to offer a solution, he made the correct decision. Congress, even when it had a Democratic majority in both houses, has been paralyzed by both Republicans and Democrats who have failed to pass the DREAM Act.
The president's action, we hope, will lead Congress to take up immigration reform.