By implementing the DREAM Act unilaterally, President Obama hasn't just provided illegal immigrants with a path to citizenship.
The president's "end run around Congress" also complicates efforts to get a comprehensive immigration law through Congress, Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, said in a weekly teleconference today.
We discussed the Obama decision in our weekly editorial board meeting today, and we're thinking about weighing in for the weekend. Our editorial board has argued for the need for comprehensive reform, a point Crapo makes in the video below. But, in this election year, the prospects for comprehensive reform are nil — a point that I doubt Crapo would dispute.
Here's a link to Crapo's statement on Obama's rule: