Why They Call It a Labor 'Market': What the President Got Wrong

December 4, 2014

With millions of people’s lives in limbo because of our dysfunctional and misaligned immigration system, President Barack Obama acted last month to reach a commonsense approach to resolving the deportations implied by law with practicality, while awaiting a final resolution from Congress—more than a year in waiting. Of course, the same House Republican leadership that shut down the government rather than do its job of passing a budget—and was in session less than one-third of the year—objected, claiming the president was trying to do its job.

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