President Obama’s executive action to shield 5 million immigrants from deportation is a good start, according to the Senate’s No. 2 Democrat, Dick Durbin of Illinois.
Durbin told Here & Now's Robin Young that he wants to see a greater overhaul in the near future and that he urged the president to go further.
President Obama’s executive actions would not cover undocumented farm workers or the parents of young immigrants protected under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a memorandum authored by President Obama in 2012 after a failed attempt to pass the DREAM Act.
Senator Durbin would have liked to have the seen the parents of the 'Dreamers' protected under the president's new plan, as well as "people who come and labor—backbreaking labor—in the fields producing the crops for America because "they need a chance."
This segment aired on November 21, 2014.