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April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review August 23, 2011 / 23 Menachem-Av, 5771

A case for discretion in deportation arrests

By Dale McFeatters




http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | The Department of Homeland Security has proposed some common sense changes to U.S. deportation policy and it has kicked up a predictable storm of protest from conservatives who believe any change in that inefficient process puts on the slippery slope to a Reagan-style amnesty.

Our early missteps in trying to discourage illegal immigration showed that, yes, it was possible to round up illegal immigrants by the thousands but we soon ran out of places to put them, judges and enforcement officers to review their cases and the money to pay for all this.

During his campaign, President Barack Obama pledged to start deporting "the worst of the worst." That was a relatively easy benchmark. But with 300,000 people contesting or awaiting deportation, matters became more complicated.

Now DHS has settled on a variant of that policy that might be called "the worst first." Immigration officials will concentrate first deporting those illegal immigrants who are convicted criminals or credibly pose a threat to public safety or national security.

The others, in the meantime, will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and if there is no pressing reason to expel them they will be allowed to stay, pending final resolution of their deportation order.

They will even be allowed to apply for a work permit, also on a case-by-basis, and legally hold a job. If they're going to be here anyway, they might as well be doing something useful and paying taxes.

In June, Immigration and Customs Enforcement issued guidelines to its agents on the discretion available to them on whom to round up. The guidelines mimic the DREAM Act, which should have passed but didn't, that would give immigrants brought here as children who attend college or serve in the military an opportunity for legal status.

Any reasonable immigration policy would not just concentrate on getting rid of the people we don't want, like criminals, but also on keeping those we do want, those who are willing to serve in the military or study for a needed specialty.

The officers were also told not to overcrowd the jails with illegals that have no criminal record, have lived in the U.S. a long time or have an American spouse or children.

Opposition was quick in coming. Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, wrote, "The Obama administration should enforce immigration laws, not look for ways to ignore them. The Obama administration should not pick and choose which laws to enforce."

All law enforcement entails a certain amount of discretion. Even in Smith's hometown of San Antonio, the police don't make busted tail light arrests when someone is busting into a jewelry store nearby.

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Previously:

08/22/11 Tough times or not, parents shell out for school

08/18/11 Being unpleasant for fun, profit, promotion

08/17/11 Time to prepare for the end game in Libya

08/16/11: ‘Super Committee’ starts facing reality

08/15/11: World's fastest plane disappears even faster

08/12/11: British cops track rioters through security cameras

08/11/11: Relax. There is no Death Star

08/10/11: House pages run final errands

08/09/11: U.S. treading water on job creation

08/08/11: Uncle Sam, the world's permanent guest

08/05/11: Most 9/11 victims not on federal death records

08/04/11: Russian PM calls U.S. a ‘parasite.’ He should be so lucky

08/03/11: Congress goes from one bind to another

08/02/11: D.B. Cooper may no longer be a mystery

08/01/11: Libya's latest weapon against NATO --- lawsuits

07/29/11: He'll always be known as Hot Wheels Handler

07/25/11: Recruiting children to save a dying town

07/22/11: Bachmann's admirable medical candor

07/12/11: Social Security's grave mistakes

07/08/11: Debt crisis need not be constitutional crisis

07/07/11: Startups entice new talent with kickball, treehouses

07/05/11: Stranded tourists get rare treat

06/30/11: The dollar Americans refuse to spend

06/27/11: The hangman doesn't cometh





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