"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear. The traitor is the plague." -Cicero
Obama calls it "immigration reform", I call it the nail in the coffin for what was once an America that was free, that governed by the rule of law and, oh yeah, had real Americans in charge, not the Father of all illegal immigrants. -W.E.
León Rodríguez, the new head of Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), recalled how he was put on the “wait list” and eventually denied admission to Georgetown Law School, where he spoke Tuesday.
He tried to persuade the
school’s officials to let him in and was told he was lucky to be on a
wait list. The story is a metaphor for immigration policy, he said.
“What we do in immigration policy is decide who we want to admit to the U.S. and who we don’t,” he said.
Now Rodríguez is heading Citizenship and Immigration Services, a part of the Department of Homeland Security.
Georgetown, would you have admitted me? Would you have had different
policies?” he said to chuckles from an audience attending an immigration
law and policy conference.
Rodríguez’s agency will
be front and center once President Barack Obama announces the executive
action he’ll take on immigration. Obama said he would take executive
action after the elections but before the end of the year.
“We’re going to be
ready,” Rodríguez said. “Our agency will be shouldering the primary
responsibility for executing whatever it is.”
Rodríguez declined to elaborate when he was asked by a reporter to give more details on what types of preparations he is making.