Whatever your opinion about what U.S. immigration policy should be, virtually everyone can agree that the current system is broken.
The story of Diana, a 17-year-old Madison County student, interviewed in an article on Sunday, illustrates the point. She came here as a child with her family who obtained resident visas but she never received hers. She has been waiting 11 years -- that's right, more than half her lifetime -- for an interview with someone from immigration regarding her sibling visa application.
Many people brought to the United States as children have become collateral damage of our nation's failure to have a reasonable, enforceable immigration policy. Many of these young people do not remember another home and didn't even know they were in this country illegally until they wanted a driver's license and found out they couldn't get one.
President Obama entered an executive order to give young people like Diana a legal way to stay in the United States. Many people feel that Obama exceeded his authority in doing that. Well, there's an obvious way to correct that: Congress needs to do its job and revamp the immigration laws.