President Obama's shift on immigration policy is a welcomed change but it does not go far enough and up until now Obama's record on immigration has been abysmal. His administration has done little to stop a surge in deportations that have reached record levels while making it even harder to work in the United States legally. Obama has moved away from the dramatic workplace raids that Republicans like Joe Arpaio gushed over, focusing on a stronger paperwork based enforcement effort that, though not as dramatic, has managed to break up even more families and ruin more lives than during the Bush years.
His administration has backed an increase on visa fees and done little to help American companies seek out talent in the global marketplace.
Yes, Obama's shift to allow children who did not come here on their own the ability to stay here and come out of the shadows is a welcomed move but let's not kid ourselves: this president is not pro-immigrant.
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