Immigration Reform: How Ideological Differences and One Piece of Paper Will Prevent The Deportation of Five Million Immigrants

President Obama Announcing His Executive Order To The Nation

President Obama Announcing His Executive Order To The Nation

As many of you probably heard by now, President Obama just signed Executive Order 13682 which will move forward immigration reform after nearly six years of debate. In my last blog post, I talked about how the huge divide between the Democrats and Republicans has resulted in more then six years of constant gridlock in the lawmaking process and immigration reform is not excluded. President Obama has been threatening Congress for quite some time now to work out an immigration bill or he will be forced to use an executive order. In my Political Science class we talked about Niccolo Machiavelli, Edmund Burke, and John Stuart Mill and it is interesting to see how certain values of these philosophers show up in the immigration debate and why it has led to immigration being such a controversial issue.

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