In his second term, President Obama must drastically change his administration's deportation policies and work towards a comprehensive, and fair, path to citizenship for undocumented workers.
The underlying cause of illegal immigration is the wealth gap between the economically developed and underdeveloped worlds. So long as the gap remains considerable, people will strive to come to America, even if it entails violating immigration laws.
Respect for the civil and labor rights of all workers, both documented and undocumented, is not only the right thing to do, it is the smart thing if Alabama wants to keep and expand its exports to Mexico and the jobs they support.