"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,
"When is consistency a virtue and when is it foolish? In matters
migrational, consistency is virtuous when it leads to predictable and
uniformly equitable results, when it achieves harmony and a general
perception of even-handedness among stakeholders. It is folly when
"Nowadays, whenever we hear about immigration in the news it is almost
always a result of controversy over new and extremely strict
immigration regulations. Of course, we’re talking about regulations like
the ones in place in Arizona and Alabama, presumedly implemented to
"Imagine if he looked back among the weapons of his and every American boy's childhood and pulled out his lowly pea shooter . Rather than appease , he could shoot peas -- fresh green orbs of power in the form of executive orders that he alone propels from the White House. No more appeasement...
"The task now falls to the Homeland Security
Department's immigration components, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration
Services (USCIS) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), to
review the anticipated flood of cases for deferred-action eligibility
and issue work permits to a population...
"[A]s everyone knows, Congress, the White House and the pro- and anti-immigration advocacy groups are busy arguing the pillars of immigration reform: border security, employment-based visa reforms, a path to citizenship for unauthorized immigrants, and future flows of legal immigrants and sojourners...