The Pentagon has approved a plan that may serve as an alternate pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants. According to a report in the Huffington Post, the Obama administration intends to permit persons in this country illegally to join the U.S. military, thereby granting them an expedited path to citizenship. However, the White House has requested that the plan be delayed to allow time for Congress to pass immigration reform before the August recess.
On June 2, the White House issued a presidential memorandum directing the Secretary of Homeland Security to establish an interagency “Unified Coordination Group.” The group will be created, stated President Obama, in “response to the influx of unaccompanied alien children across the southwest border.”
The top Democrat in the U.S Senate said President Obama will have to act to stop deportations if the House doesn't pass immigration reform legislation by the end of summer.
Tea Party Express co-founder Sal Russo wrote an op-ed piece for Roll Call on May 14 entitled “Conservatives Need to Fix the Broken Immigration System.” In his commentary, Russo addressed what he sees as several major problems with our current immigration system, including the fact that immigration laws are not enforced, our present visa system is inadequate to supply our economic needs, border security is ineffective, and there are rich incentives for illegal immigration.