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.