Thursday, December 16, 2004

Finally, some compassionate conservatism

It looks like I just had the wrong impression about Hoover's new Department of Homeland Security and Immigration, the first such local-level organization in the state.

I foolishly thought it primarily would be a vehicle to round up the illegal Hispanic day laborers who gather daily on Lorna Road in the mostly white Birmingham suburb. But the agency's director let everyone know this week that his department will do much more than detain people who don't have green cards.

"It's not going to try and load up every single illegal immigrant ... on buses and send them away, because you'd have more the next day," he told The Birmingham News in a story Wednesday.

I'll let that one speak for itself.

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