One would need a heart of stone to resist the NY Times latest propagandizing in favor of immigration reform:
In Reprieves, a Preview of Immigration Bill’s Effect
By KIRK SEMPLE
One found a job as a teacher’s assistant at a center for children with autism. Another became a kitchen designer in Manhattan for an Italian company and is setting up his own general contracting firm. A third started driving a taxi to help pay for college.
They are among more than 291,000 immigrants who have been granted temporary reprieves from deportation under a program President Obama announced last June.
The program, which is open to young people who were brought to the United States as children and are here illegally, allows them to obtain a Social Security number, apply for driver’s licenses and work.
This was Obama's order to Federal prosecutors to exert their prosecutorial discretion and implement the dream Act by ignoring the law. But who could object to this heartwarming outcome?
Making ends meet was tough. So, upon receiving the reprieve, recipients have quickly shifted from the shadow economy to legal employment.
Erika Flores, 24, who has lived in New York City since she immigrated from Mexico when she was 4, said that until the announcement of the deferred-action policy, she braced for a sudden dead end in her life.
But the policy coincided with her completion of a master’s program focusing on early childhood special education, and she was recently hired as a teacher’s assistant in an early intervention center on the Lower East Side, where she works with children with autism.
“I sort of felt relieved that I didn’t go to school for nothing and could go and do what I want to do, like everyone else in this country,” she said. “I can go out and execute what I learned, working with kids.”
There is no doubt that this is a great country. Left unreported is an interview with the (possibly native) masters student who is looking at huge student loans and was turned down for that very job, but hey - it's not like the American job machine is sputterring under Obama, right? And maybe the person turned down was one of Mitt Romney's grandkids or the offspring of some other deplorable one-percenter, so screw 'em. Or, In TimesWorld, ignore their existence.
ALSO LEFT UNMENTIONED: Huge portions of the War on Drugs could end before this weekend if Obama ordered another area of prosecutorial forebearance. Why wait for Congress or that tedious legislative process?