I love The New York Times

27 Mar

The reason? See this article about immigration. Unfortunately the Obama administration has yielded to pressure from the anti-immigrant camp, but I am so encouraged by quotes like these from a major newspaper:

Mr. Obama may have avoided a nasty fight this time. But if he is ever going to win the battle to put 12 million illegal immigrants on a path to citizenship, he will to have to confront and dismantle the core restrictionist argument: that being an illegal immigrant is an unpardonable crime, one that strips away fundamental protections and forgives all manner of indecent treatment.

The Constitution’s bedrock protections do not apply to just the native-born. The suffering that illegal immigrants endure — from raids to workplace exploitation to mistreatment in detention — is a civil-rights crisis. It cannot be left to fester while we wait for the big immigration bill that may or may not arrive under this president.

Thank you, New York Times, for speaking up for the right of people to seek a better life, and for being the conscience of a nation.

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