Back on Oct 23, 2012, I wrote this for G+.
"I can promise that I will try to do it in the first year of my second term. The challenge we've got on immigration reform is very simple. I've got a majority of Democrats who are prepared to vote for it, and I've got no Republicans who are prepared to vote for it." ~ President Obama
Someone ought to tell the purported constitutional "scholar" that Obama can do something right now. According to Article II, Section 2 of the Constitution, Obama has:
...Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offenses against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment.
In short, Obama can pardon — grant official forgiveness for an acknowledged crime — and once he does, Obama waives all punishment for illegal aliens as lawbreakers. In turn, all illegals would need to do is to surrender to a government office and sign a confession for their crime of entering into the U.S.A. illegally. BAM! And then likely, illegals can get non-immigrant visas letting them stay in the USA for up to one year to get their acts together.
That Obama has not done so speaks to his craftiness of using illegal immigration as voting getting stance. Also, that Obama has not done so speaks to his cowardly ways as a purported leader.