Although I am disappointed, I can't say that I am surprised that the President, once again, has taken an important issue, illegal immigration, and made it into a political football. President Obama has again ignored Congress, the will of the American people and our legal system, in order to score more political points in an effort to further his reelection bid.

In case you haven't heard, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano announced that effective immediately, illegal immigrants who were brought to the United States by their family, and who meet certain criteria, will be eligible to received deferred action for a period of two years, subject to renewal and will be eligible to apply for work authorization.

Everyone agrees that we need serious immigration reform. What we don't need is a misguided, partisan action by the President. We can't afford to take a huge step backwards and that is exactly where the President is taking us.

President Obama's failure to consult with Congress or to listen to the American people is just another indication of his willingness to put his political future above the needs of the country.