Barack Obama fulfilled his promise. Having received a mighty blow to the gut after losing majorities in both houses of Congress after the recent elections, the American president made a countermove, considered by many to be fatal. Bypassing the legislative branch, he adopted a declaration on immigration. This declaration was awaited by hundreds of thousands of the disadvantaged — they had arrived illegally in search of means of existence, and they labored intensively and honestly. At the same time, they roamed the expanses of this great superpower in constant fear, expecting at any moment violent deportation with the utilization of all possible means and methods.

The American president gave an oath to decide this pressing issue from the moment of his arrival in his new home — Washington’s White House. His intentions were immediately, enthusiastically welcomed by Latin American leaders, even those who had always been inclined toward anti-American views. Time passed, but the issue did not move from the status quo. It was thrown from one house of Congress to the other like a soccer ball. The epic lasted, it seemed, an eternity, more than six years. And here, at last, the long-awaited decision has been made.

The decision affects almost 6 million illegals from dozens of foreign countries; above all, America’s closest neighbors. These people, previously having the status of outlaws, can now heave a sigh of relief, no longer having to worry about the fate of their children. It goes without saying that the verdict pertains only to those whose offspring were born in the U.S., and who are ready to pay taxes and are not connected to the drug trade. The presidents of Mexico and Central American countries all greeted the decision positively. They sincerely thanked their American colleague for having taken the fateful decision in good conscience. In their congratulatory telegrams it was underlined that the decision would positively affect the development of bilateral relations.

The decision, aside from everything else, is seen as a singular, asymmetrical response by the president to the strengthening of his opponents. Republicans, for now, are in a state of shock, and are prepared for new struggles with the executive branch, which has notably strengthened its position.