President Obama Addresses the Nation on Immigration Reform
"If you've been in America for more than five years; if you have children who are American citizens or legal residents; if you register, pass a criminal background check, and you're willing to pay your fair share of taxes, you'll be able to apply to stay in this country temporarily without deportation. You can come out of the shadows, and get right with the law."
That's the criteria set by President Obama Thursday evening as he addressed the nation concerning his plan to use executive action to address immigration reform. During his fifteen minute address, Mr. Obama posed a series of rhetorical questions meant to appeal to citizens' compassion and empathy, but lawmakers in Congress are concerned that the President is overstepping his bounds. Republican Congressmen in particular are threatening a fight as they take over the majority next session.
Hear the entire address in the video below, then let us know what you think.