What Obama plans for illegals is illegal for presidents to do. It's not "just" an executive order. He himself noted 22 times (that is on record) that what he wants to do is illegal.
I also don't agree with him and all the talking heads that our immigration system is totally "broken." You can't break what you don't use. Illegals ignore the law, ICE ignores it, presidents ignore it, politicians at all levels ignore it, unions and corporations ignore it. Why would a new or revised version be any different if the intention is open borders, more Democrats and more low wage workers?
There are many who want immigration reform--legally--but not what Obama gleefully announced. Why is Obama trying to deep 6 his party?
"Senator Obama received a mandate from the voters to fix our ailing economy, which has shed more than a million jobs so far this year, not to enact a massive amnesty," said Dan Stein, president of FAIR, in a FAIR news release. "Voter turn-out increased across the board as record numbers of all Americans expressed dissatisfaction with the direction of the country. Immigration policy was clearly not a decisive factor in the presidential election, as it was not discussed during the campaign, and the records of both candidates were nearly identical."
Sixty percent of respondents said tougher enforcement and a crackdown on employers who hire undocumented workers was important to them. Only 21 percent supported a legal path to citizenship for illegals.
Fifty-seven percent said that amnesty would hurt American workers, while only 26 percent said that amnesty would aid economic recovery.