President Obama's move today to enact much of the DREAM Act by executive order was a courageous step on the path to comprehensively reforming our broken immigration system. I think the vast majority of Americans believe we shouldn't be punishing children who want to pursue a better future, and I applaud the President for putting his full force behind their pursuit of the American dream.
It's a shame that this obstructionist Republican Congress can't even get behind a proposal from one of its own, Sen. Marco Rubio, to do right by every child in our communities. We've been discussing the need to rebuild every aspect of how immigrants come to this country for years. I hope President Obama's move will push Congress to finally act and find a permanent solution.