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A Failure of Discretion

June 10, 2012 (1 min read)

"Delays in background checks are at the root of the inaction, but the problem goes beyond that.  Immigration advocates in the South are trying to stop the deportation of dozens of people who spoke out against abuses like dangerous working conditions, unlawful arrests, unpaid wages, racial profiling and retaliation against those trying to organize.   Instead of protecting them, the administration is trying to expel them.  The fate of these immigrants, known as the Southern 32, will test whether the discretion policy is worth the paper it’s written on." - New York Times Editorial, June 8, 2012.