The NY Times notes that the border surge of unaccompanied minors has scrambled Obama's plan to wave in by executive action and prosecutorial discretion the illegal undocumented future Democrat minors already here:
Border Crisis Casts Shadow Over Obama’s Immigration Plan
WASHINGTON — The crisis on the border with Mexico has overtaken President Obama’s plans to use executive action to reshape the nation’s immigration system, forcing him to confront a new set of legal, administrative and political complications.
Inside the West Wing and at the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security, administration lawyers are working to find consistent legal justifications for speeding up the deportations of Central American children at the border while preparing to ease up on deportations of long-settled immigrants in the country’s interior.
The challenge, according to lawyers inside and outside the government, is to somehow avoid being arbitrary in deciding who must go and who can stay.
“It’s legally complicated,” said Cecilia Muñoz, the director of the domestic policy council at the White House and Mr. Obama’s top immigration adviser. “That was always going to be true. It’s just in higher relief now.”
"It's complicated" - that could be on every White House press release.
One day the NY Times and Team Obama may become aware of the Law of Unintended Consequences. Until that day, we will be treated to comic fodder such as this:
White House officials, without providing specifics, said the most likely executive actions that Mr. Obama will announce at the end of the summer were consistent with the administration’s efforts to move away from deporting unauthorized immigrants who have been in the country for years and have not otherwise broken the law.
Officials said the current crisis on the border fit that approach. By shifting resources away from long-established families, they said, law enforcement can better focus on processing the asylum claims of recent immigrants and deporting those who do not qualify to stay in the United States — a rationale that Peter J. Spiro, an immigration specialist at Temple University Law School, said had long been the basis of the nation’s current immigration system.
“There’s this longstanding distinction between undocumented immigrants who are inside the United States versus those who are outside trying to get in,” he said.
So we will move to a system where these undocumented, unaccompanied minors will be deported if caught near the border. But if they can make it inland (or get a court summons and then flee rather than appear in court) they can run out the clock and, after a few crime-free years, be eligible for a compassionate waiver from President Clinton. And this approach will deter a surge of illegals at the border because... they are all knuckleheads? C'mon, they have been following Obama's Executive Inaxction on immigration.
Either Obama thinks the parents and children in Central America are stupid or he thinks we are. Or both.