The conversation over illegal immigration seems to have been hijacked by two extreme positions: Those who believe that all illegal immigrants should be deported, and those who believe that all illegal immigrants deserve a path to citizenship. Both sides are wrong.
In the case of yesterday's injunction against SB-1070, Arizona's highly conflictive racial profiling law, the letter of the law was, at best, partially and temporarily halted, not defeated. Its spirit lives on in Arizona and throughout the country.
California city councilperson Acquanetta Warren cheered the Arizona immigration law at her campaign stops at black churches. She didn't stop there. Warren is a Republican, running for a state assembly seat, and she's black.