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Bush's Latest Harebrained Scheme to Combat Unauthorized Immigration

Oh, sure, this'll work.
 
 
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Could the nation's undocumented immigrants please stand up? The government will be happy to deport you.

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE) will encourage the nation's roughly 12 million undocumented immigrants to voluntarily turn themselves into immigration authorities for deportation in the coming months in an unorthodox new program designed to help the agency combat unauthorized immigration.

ICE Director Julie Myers leaked the new federal effort on Univision this past Sunday at the end of an interview with Jorge Ramos, the anchor of the popular public affairs show 'Al Punto' and in advance of an anticipated formal announcement next week.

Suman Raghunathan blogs at Feet in Two Worlds .

 
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