It is often said that our immigration system is broken. Justice has been slow and absent, allowing humanitarian conditions to deteriorate, perhaps irreversibly.
President Obama's announcement to take a new approach toward apprehension and removal of the undocumented is fiscally and politically sound. Left now is favorable implementation of the new directive.
It must be understood that there is no new law. What is new is that specific guidelines have been provided in the June 17, 2011 memo detailing how the discretion to remove or not remove a person from the U.S. will be applied.