Deferred action is not only legal, but was in regular use before the administration's decision to expand it.The Founders understood that discretion plays an important role in responsible enforcement--a role recognized in the immigration laws Congress passed
Exposure to undocumented immigrants is essential in humanizing and understanding the undocumented immigrant's point of view in this larger debate over immigration reform. How many people actually know an undocumented immigrant?
The U.S. has expressed support for the Mexican government's war against the drug trade but taken few practical steps to address the issue. And as the problem there gets worse, you can bet that it will infect us too.
The sad situation that so many unauthorized children face, being born in another country but raised American, can only be permanently resolved with immigration reform that vastly diminishes the government's role in limiting and controlling immigration.
Am I aiding and abetting, harboring and transporting? Lord, I hope so. I'm taking Matthew 25: 34-40 seriously. When meeting the physical and social needs of the "least of these" becomes an act of civil disobedience, I must disobey.
Does one of the largest law enforcement agencies, with programs and operations with names like "Secure Communities" and "Community Shield," really care about the communities it is "securing" and shielding?