"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.