I woke up today, and I swear I cried a flood of tears. I want you to just be ok. And every time I feel you second guess yourself, it breaks my heart all over again. Sometimes I think, what if I would have taken a different rout in life and been a little nicer, would that have made a difference? Would I have ended up there instead of here? Then I hear through the grape vine of how you’re still treating people and all the anger comes fluttering back. And I refuse to believe you’re still that person but you always manage to show me otherwise. Never the less, I miss my best friend.
“There is no guarantee of work permits. There isn’t even a process given for work permit applications. This is not an executive order and this was confirmed by Cecilia Muñoz, director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, who probably had her most honest moment since becoming part of the Obama administration when she appeared on Univision’s Al Punto with Jorge Ramos yesterday morning. This is not administrative relief. This is not legalization. It is not even a cancelation of pending deportations. At best it is an abeyance, at worse it is another memo on top of the previous memos, like the Morton Memo, which have not been applied. And indeed the memo is just vague enough to allow for many to not have their cases deferred.”—
Maegan La Mala, “Hope or Hype? Behind the Washing(ton) Spin Cycle of an Alleged Immigration Policy Victory”
Putting last week’s “victory” on the DREAM Act in perspective. A must-read counterpart to most of the coverage on this.