Still, I am hopeful. Not because of President Obama’s new leadership – immigration continues to be a political football – but because we’ve entered a new phase for the migrant rights movement where directly impacted people represent themselves and their movement. The undocumented youth who are leading the charge are not governed by intermediaries or by blind loyalty to any one political party. They will undoubtedly hold the president accountable if this policy change fails to meet its promise.
Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/jun/15/record-deportations-obama-immigration-policy