Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free. And while you’re at it, you better bring me your lawyers. President Obama announced his much-anticipated executive action on immigration. Republicans challenged the action, and filed a lawsuit over Obamacare. Political infighting and lengthy court battles are as good a way as any to welcome people to America. I just hope the heated politics don’t spill over into our treatment of immigrants as people. My parents are both immigrants, and aside from the time my dad asked if I hit a home run in my football game, they’ve been good for this country.

+ WaPo: For millions of illegal immigrants, a mix of celebration and deep disappointment.

+ Vox: Obama’s huge new immigration plan, explained.

+ FiveThirtyEight: Undocumented immigrants aren’t who you think they are.

+ Silicon Valley’s reaction to the new plan: Meh.