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Image: Getty

Washington, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles) – Sources close to Barack Obama have all but confirmed that the President is preparing to issue an executive order that would, among other things, halt the deportation of some 5 Million undocumented immigrants.

Many will recall that in 2012, Obama issued a similar EO halting the deportation of hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children. It was known as DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

The new order, which the President is expected to issue upon his return from his trip to Asia, will allow undocumented parents of children born in the U.S. to remain in the country and have the opportunity to apply for some legal status.

If and when issued, this new executive order will put the President in direct confrontation with Republican Senators and Congressmen who have vowed to stop Obama from bypassing the legislature when it comes to changes in immigration policy.

Legal experts say that Congress cannot overturn an executive order but it can refuse to fund activities stemming from all or parts of it, which makes it a challenge to the Obama administration when it comes to implementing the order.

Enter the Waltons – the billionaire owners of Wal-Mart, the largest private employer in the United States.

Wal-Mart is infamous for its unfair labor laws and employment practices ranging from wage law violations, inadequate health care, exploitation, and its anti-union stance.  But the Waltons have sent signals to the White House that if Congress refuses to fund Obama’s immigration Executive Order, Wal-Mart will provide all the needed funds for implementation. The Waltons are worth a combined total of $152 Billion as of July, 2014.

What’s in it for Wal-Mart? Well, that’s 5 Million potential workers they can employ under substandard labor conditions, which means increased profits for the company.  In no time, Wal-Mart can recoup whatever amount it spends to fund Obama’s immigration order.

Once again, the Republicans have been out-smarted. Obama wins. Unfortunately, so does Wal-Mart.