Here's one paragraph from the linked article:
The exemption, called parole in place, came in the form of a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services "policy memorandum." It was not submitted to or approved by Congress, and the regulations were not published in the Federal Register, which allows for public comment prior to a rule taking effect.
Here's another paragraph, a quote from a Marine who was severely injured and has been recommended for the Purple Heart:
"I'm covered, my kids are covered, but the woman that runs the house, she's not covered. So that's probably the hardest part," Gonzalez said. "Now she'll be able to get a job, go to school. It would make her feel like she contributes more to the family."
Imagine being in the military and worrying about your illegal family members? Not easy. On the other hand, I never believe that because someone's injured is a good reason for a spouse to get legal citizenship, etc. I don't think McCain or Bob Dole can do nothing wrong because they're vets who suffered, either. Let's judge the situation ONLY ON THE SITUATION.
Lots of ways to look at this newest Obama edict. My biggest problem with it is that Congress wasn't even included in the decision and they ignored the Federal Register. WHY? The WH says it's because there is this existing statute called "PAROLE IN PLACE"...here's a description:
So I'm not REAL sure that this statute allows quite what Obama says it allows....they can stay while they apply for legal residency, the statute NEVER says they are afforded all the benefits of being legal. Or are we reading it wrong? (By the way, I'd be totally for the statute as written.) (Oh, but heck..maybe VOTING DEMOCRAT for THIS goodie has a little to do with Obama/Holder's interpretation????)