Kerry Howley on the American Apparel crackdown:
There was always something transparently cynical about Obama's lofty promise to "go after employers" instead of undocumented workers themselves, as if making it impossible for immigrants to find decent jobs were something other than persecution….About 1,800 people are about to lose their jobs not because the economy is bad, their performance is weak, or their employer is struggling. They're losing their jobs because they happen to be without documentation in a country where it is near-impossible for poor Mexicans and Central Americans without family already here to obtain permission to stay. Obama has spent the past few weeks talking up the millions of people without access to health care in this country. His adminstration just added a few hundred to that number.