[Angelo Paparelli's posts just get better and better. This is one of his most informative, hopeful, exciting and important posts yet.]
"The DREAMers, after all, are the innocents.
They landed here without asking for a life full of challenge and
hardship. They deserve a chance to be brought into the law's good graces
under remedial provisions that past administrations have created. If
large numbers of self-outed DREAMers were to ask for immigration
benefits under current law, the bureaucrats managing and administering
the immigration laws would be forced to take the flood of
well-publicized filings into account and resolve them. Just like the
plea-bargaining that takes place in every court of the land, where it
would crash the system
if every defendant exercised the right to a trial, it would shake the
unresponsive immigration system into action were the DREAMers -- in
large numbers -- to ask for what the law clearly allows. So DREAMers (after consulting with your
immigration lawyers and acting only on advice of counsel), stop playing
hide and seek. Instead, come out, come out, wherever you are." - Angelo Paparelli, Mar. 18, 2012.