Angelo Paparelli: Journalism's Immigration Challenge

 

"Immigration, perhaps more than any other subject, challenges professional journalists. The law is complex, obscure and difficult to understand and even harder to explain. Immigration procedures are varied and the decisions of courts and bureaucrats often seem arbitrary, inconsistent or otherwise inexplicable.  Stridency and bias on both sides of the immigration debate frustrate efforts to uncover the real facts. Deadlines and word limits make thorough and accurate reporting elusive.  There is reason, however, to be hopeful. "

Angelo Paparelli, Oct. 16, 2011.