On immigration President Obama has acted legally and effectively. In their rhetoric against this new deferred action the anti-immigrant conservatives are to quote Macbeth: "Full of sound and fury. Signifying nothing."
In the 1970′sHenri Tajfela social psychologist at Bristol University conducted a series of amazing experiments about prejudice. What he learned was that ordinary people have an automatic bias toward “us” and against “them.” This applies even when the “us” is assigned randomly by the throw of a dice. Prejudice, he discovered, is cognitively deep-seated and is not a result of personality factors. Understanding this “in group” bias is helpful when devising strategies to counteract reflexive bias against immigrants who are almost always considered to be outsiders.
Let's be realistic the 100% Democrat government of 2009 to 2011 did not pass CIR (Comprehensive Immigration Reform), the divided Congress since then did not pass CIR and it is extremely unlikely that CIR will pass now with Republicans majorities in both houses of Congress.