From the files of the honest and dishonest

Democrat Mickey Kaus:

The maddening details of Obama’s DREAM Decree are becoming clearer. As this CIS report notes, 1) The decree doesn’t just apply to illegal immigrants who were “brought to this country by their parents.” It also would give work permits to those who snuck across the border by themselves as teenagers. “Through no fault of their own” is a talking point for DREAM proselytizers, not an actual legal requirement. 2) The same goes for the phrase “and know only this country as home.” That’s a highly imaginative riff on the decree’s actual requirement, which is for 5 years “continuous residence.” It turns out “continuous residence” doesn’t mean what you think it means. “Immigration attorneys have been successful in getting immigration courts to whittle this down to a point where it is almost meaningless,” says CIS’s Jon Feere. As an illegal immigrant you can go back homeabroad for multiple 6-month stints during those five years –- but, if precedent holds, in Janet Napolitano’s eyes you will still “know only this country as home.”

And then there are some others in the media who try to concoct a “supermarket scanner moment” out of whole cloth. So very odd and lame in a world where video is omnipresent. (And then they refuse to acknowledge what they obviously did.) HT: GP

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