Napolitano Accuses Critics of Politicizing Border Issues

In a report, the Migration Policy Institute, a research organization in Washington, found that a national program of cooperation with state and local police was not meeting priorities set by the department to focus primarily on deporting immigrants who committed serious crimes. Full Story »

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Seth Roberts Farber
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by Seth Roberts Farber - Feb. 1, 2011

Disappointing. There is important information in this article, but much of it is buried at the end with no clue to its presence in either the headline or the early paragraphs. The article really covers two separate immigration-related issues: the first, Napalitano's UTEP speech taking issue with GOP criticism of her border policies, gets the headline and leads the article, serves as the attention grabber. Preston shifts gears halfway through, however, to discuss a new independent study that uncovers major problems in the enforcement of 287(g), a program through which federal and local law enforcement agencies collaborate on immigration enforcement. This information is incredibly important for an informed national dialogue on immigration policy, and the Times owes its readers better coverage on the subject than sliding it in as an afterthought. The article is worth reading, but take a moment to soak in the significance of the later paragraphs on 287(g), which don't have the resonance their subject matter deserves.

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