I suspect at least part of the reason the President is in such a rush to impose immigration reform is that he has become aware that his economy is driving many Mexican illegals back across the border, and that if he doesn't act soon, there won't be an immigration problem.
I'm quite sure that this fact was also behind his invitation last summer for Central America to send their indigent children to invade our borders. Children can go straight to the welfare rolls without having to deal with the Obama economy.
But what does "reform" actually mean? If we look at the Unaffordable Care Act, aka health care reform, we would have to assume that reform means "to screw up."
Actually, of course, reform in this case was meant to mean Communization, i.e. the imposition of federal control. The screw up part is only the inevitable result of every federal government initiative.
(And with the new Congress, we have a good chance of repealing that screw up.)
But what does President Obama mean by "immigration reform?" He means scrapping our existing immigration laws and imposing federal fiats that would allow the millions of Mexican illegals here now to become citizens – without ever having to take citizenship classes or even to swear allegiance to the Constitution of the United States.
To reform means to reshape. It means, in Obama's own words, to "fundamentally transform." It most definitely does not mean "to improve."
But we don't want to fundamentally transform our immigration laws, Mr. President. We just want someone to enforce them.