L’etat est d’Obama

Just in time for the Friday news drop, word that the President will provide amnesty for illegal aliens on his own initiative:

The Obama administration will announce Friday a proposed new regulation that would allow certain undocumented immigrants to remain in America while applying for legal status — a step aimed at keeping families intact and one that may also shore up the president’s support with Latino voters.

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Under the proposed rule, which would not require action by Congress, people would be allowed to file requests for hardship waivers in the United States, according to a person familiar with the administration’s plans. They wouldn’t need to go abroad, and thus could stay with their families while their requests were adjudicated.

The proposal comes at a moment when President Obama is making greater use of executive power to overcome congressional resistance to his policy goals.

Well, that’s one way to put it. The other way to state it is that the President seeks to make this an imperial presidency in fact as well as flavor. Whatever has happened to the co-equal branches of government? You remember those, don’t you?

If things continue down the current path, memories may be all we have.

And please, don’t say “well, they have to prove hardship for this to work.” Hardship will be defined as having to work in a foreign country.