Good Wednesday morning. Here’s a look at opinion content published today in The Journal News.
Deportation policy: Editorial
We comment on the Obama administration’s decision to change the way illegal aliens are targeted for deportation. We write:
… The common-sense change will cheer those who have called for more fairness and humanity to guide deportations; it will unnerve those who still cling to the unworkable “send them all back” approach.
In an announcement that doubtless brought relief to legions living in immigration limbo, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced Thursday that the department will focus on deporting illegal immigrants who are criminals or pose a threat to national security or public safety. Napolitano told senators in a letter that the 300,000 deportation cases pending in immigration court would undergo individual review. Many of those without criminal records would be permitted to stay in the country and apply for work permits.
Here’s a glance at what our colleagues are saying today:
A moment to savor in Libya: Editorial, Newsday
Taxpayers hit by pension costs: Editorial, Poughkeepsie Journal
Did the earth move you?: Editorial, Daily News
Don’t fold now, Mr. Schneiderman: Editorial, Albany Times Union
Solid plan is essential to shore up credibility of tests: Editorial, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle