In the long run, he's not doing the illegals any favors by incentivizing them to uproot their lives!
Not surprising to anyone the influx of illegal aliens at the Southern border continues unabated. The number of unaccompanied minors is on track to match that of the crisis days in 2014. And since Obama has basically told the Border Patrol to stand down and merely facilitate "catch and release" entry into the United States there's no end in sight to the deluge. Agent Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council told Congress: "We might as well abolish our immigration laws altogether."
The Obama Administration has budgeted $17,613 for every new illegal minor, more than Social Security retirees get. I wonder how Seniors feel about that? And what about other Americans, particularly minorities, who are struggling to make ends meet with the perpetually weak Obama economy? To paraphrase socialist Bernie Sanders they're not getting their "fair share."
Put aside, if you can, the insanity of offering thousands in incentives for people from Central and South America to enter the United States illegally. The long term consequences of such unfettered immigration of basically illiterate, unskilled persons who do not speak English and have no cultural link to American life is a ticking time bomb. Warehoused in cities where they are basically outsiders with little prospect for improving their lives beyond the welfare handouts these individuals are easy prey for criminal gangs that already flourish in American cities.
Once again, the do-gooder impulse of the American left is creating a long term problem of unassimilated persons stuck in poverty and preyed on by criminal gangs. That will be Obama's immigration legacy!