Our nation’s immigration laws must be enforced in a firm and sensible manner. But they are not designed to be blindly enforced without consideration given to the individual circumstances of each case. Nor are they designed to remove productive young people to countries where they may not have lived or even speak the language. Discretion, which is used in so many other areas, is especially justified here.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on President Obama’s executive order which would stop the deportation of hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants and allow them to obtain work permits. (cont