Archive for April, 2009

Reform is urgently needed

Saturday, April 25th, 2009

Published in the Union-Tribune on Page B7,  April 15, 2009 in an editorial feature: OBAMA IN MEXICO: EXPECTATIONS FROM MEETING WITH CALDERÓN Recent news reports indicate that President Obama will push comprehensive immigration reform this year. Because estimates are that 57 percent of the 12 million undocumented foreigners in the United States are Mexican, the issue of immigration reform involves Mexico. Chief among Americans’ suspicions about legalizing the undocumented is that it would result in the influx of more undocumented…

Leave Demanjuk alone

Saturday, April 25th, 2009

John Demanjuk was ordered deported. Something about lying about not being a prison guard in Poland during the Second World War, which ended 62 years ago, when President Obama was -16 years old. While not 100 percent clear from publicly available documents, it seems clear that Mr. Demanjuk cannot stay in the United states because he is unable to obtain a permanent residence visa in the United States through a family member after he was de-naturalized because he is inadmissible…