Immigration Lawyers Say Enforcement of Deportation Memo Falls Short

"Matthew Kolken, a social-media-savvy immigration attorney based in Buffalo, told The Daily Beast he can count 'less than a handful' of cases in which 'favorable prosecutorial discretion was exercised' since the memo was issued.  To Kolken, the Obama administration plays 'both sides of the fence'—trying to please immigration hardliners with record deportations with one hand while issuing press releases about prosecutorial discretion 'to placate the Hispanic electorate' with the other.  'There has been no hope and change in immigration under this administration,' Kolken said. 'This is George W. Bush on steroids.' " - Terry Greene Sterling, Nov. 19, 2011.