That action was in concert with the president's support of the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act, legislation that would provide citizenship to young people who, as children and through no fault of their own, entered America illegally with their parents. These kids never set out to break immigration law; the government should not punish them for their parents' decisions. These kids want to live the American dream, just as they want to honor their parents' sacrifices.
House Republicans should feel free to ignore whatever mega-bill the Senate approves. Instead of a Senate-lite bill that would legislate in opposing directions, the House should focus on measures that would address distinct problems. Let members start by passing a DREAM Act to legalize adults who didn't break the law because they were too young to consent.