I can't understand why conservatives don't get it. Obama's speech had nothing to do with Amnesty, and it was only a reiteration of what he has been doing for the last 6 years. Leftists don't believe in Amnesty. Leftists believe in a post-national universalism that obsoletes national borders. Everyone is free to migrate anywhere and vote and shop for the best social benefits. Leftist intellectuals have been writing about this for decades and now are implementing it. After the speech, I was tuning in to CNN where the moderator was discussing the fact with a Hispanic activist that the US has - until Obama - never actually had any immigration system. To many Americans this is nonsensical, but when you realize that the only immigration that makes moral sense is a pure open border system, it becomes clear that America has never really had any system for handling immigrants.
Then there are those small minded people who think they are being clever by pointing out that the president took an oath to uphold the US Constitution. Do they really think that the US Constitution is some silly document written in 1787? Seriously. The Constitution of the US is the US Constitution that is determined by the intellectual elites, thus, our president always, by definition, upholds the US Constitution in whatever action he takes. i.e., Our president is an intellectual elite. This US Constitution alone is to be upheld and treated as sacred, which is exactly what our presidents take the oath to do.
So where does this leave me? Being a Christian first, I must look at this from a Christian perspective. For example, Pharaoh too upheld the Constitution, in spite of the temptations that Moses offered him to do otherwise. The end result accomplished God's plan, which was apparently to destroy the Israelites in the wilderness, until Moses talked God out of it. Thus, my end conclusion is that I should relax and realize that I am likely in the middle of a great epic story of some sort and God will eventually bring the outcome to something good. Meanwhile, I just need to be on the lookout for opportunities to do good to others and show kindness.