President Obama's top immigration enforcer, John Morton, recently instructed his officials to take mitigating factors into account, like an immigrant's family ties in the United States and education status, when deciding which deportation cases to pursue. It was not a major breakthrough, but it was sensible and humane, which... Continue »
WASHINGTON — A San Antonio congressman Tuesday rebuked an Alabama lawmaker who said he would do anything to curb illegal immigration "short of shooting" illegal immigrants. "Rhetoric referencing acts of violence has no place in the discussion for realistic solutions to our country's immigration problems," said Rep. Charlie Gonzalez,... Continue »
SOME CITIES and states risk more by cooperating with the federal Secure Communities program than they gain. The US Department of Homeland Security needs to craft a better program if it hopes to recruit and retain local law enforcement in its effort to control illegal immigration. Continue »