After early pledges by President Obama that he would moderate the Bush administration's tough policy on immigration enforcement, his administration is pursuing an aggressive strategy for an illegal-immigration crackdown that relies significantly on programs started by his predecessor. [...]
The administration recently undertook audits of employee paperwork at hundreds of businesses, expanded a program to verify worker immigration status that has been widely criticized as flawed, bolstered a program of cooperation between federal and local law enforcement agencies, and rejected proposals for legally binding rules governing conditions in immigration detention centers.
"We are expanding enforcement, but I think in the right way," Janet Napolitano, the homeland security secretary, said in an interview.
They usually do.
Reason on E-Verify, one of the freedom-reducing programs mentioned in the story, here.