First off I will admit that something needs to be done about our illegal problem. I could support a similar plan for those in similar situations if it was done AFTER the border was deemed secure and with congresses approval. I can not support Obama usurping congress nor doing it at a time when so many American citizens are struggling to get by or have no jobs at all. Flooding the workforce with 800000 new "legit" workers is not the solution to our UE problems. In fact it is pure insanity. Remove the politics from this and scrutinize the issue without ideology or compassion. 1. This WILL encourage others to get into the country as quickly as possible to plant roots they can claim are decades old. 2. Metropolitian areas, with already high illegal populations, will now have their social services innundated with new applicants at a time when local municipalities are already struggling to stay afloat financially. (possibly taking money away from the sacred teachers, firefighters and police) 3. Those same areas that already have supressed wages due to illegal influxes will see no end in sight for below average wages. 4. People like me who are in the construction industry in markets with high illegal populations will either hire said illegals to save money thereby costing American jobs. Or as in my case, will have to compete on an unlevel playing field because of the contractors that do hire them. The construction industry is very cut throught as it is withought adding a bunch of low wage workers to it. 5. Additional crime which will stretch already thin local law enforcement. 6. UE is 8%+ so why the fuck are we adding nearly a million new unnecessary workers to the damn workforce??????!!!!!!!! 7. So we add 800000 to the workforce. How many more untold numbers will show up and work as illegals causing us even more job losses? 8. Social safety nets that are already stretched to the max will now be broken and more taxes will be demanded as a result. If you remove the political element of this situation and look at it with unbiased eyes you will see that there is simply no upside for America. IF YOU THINK I AM WRONG PLEASE POINT OUT WHAT THE UPSIDES ARE FOR OUR NATION.