When the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy was announced in 2012, I repeatedly heard that two million would benefit.  The bottom line has been far smaller: as of March 2014, 673,000 requests were filed, and just 553,000 approved. 

I hasten to add that this is better than I would have expected back in 2011.  But it underscores the fact that we shouldn’t take aspirational numbers at face value.

Prove me wrong, Obama.  Prove me wrong.