Sheldon Richman on Unjust Immigration Laws


So President Obama is going to defer deportation of five million people without government papers, mostly parents of children whom the government deems citizens or legal permanent residents. Under his executive order, most will get permission to work. Obama will also increase the number of "dreamers" — children brought here illegally by their parents and raised in the United States — who will be made safe from deportation. What's wrong with this picture? Sheldon Richman can think of a few things, starting with, why only 5 million?