Well, it's progress. It's too little, too late, and speaks volumes about the bizarre priorities of Barack Obama, but it's a good sign that he is, reports Politico, rethinking his deportation policy:
"The president emphasized his deep concern about the pain too many families feel from the separation that comes from our broken immigration system," the White House said [after a meeting with immigration-rights groups]….
Pressure began to build on Obama to do something about deportations — which activists say will number 2 million by early April — when a heckler interrupted the president at an event in San Francisco in November. Since then, pressure to stop deportations went mainstream within the Latino community, with the National Council of La Raza, the nation's largest Latino group, dubbing Obama the "deporter-in-chief" last week.
As we've long noted here, Obama is indeed the "deporter-in-chief." He booted 1 million just three years into his first term while George W. Bush only managed to send 1.5 million packing in eight years! As Obama breathes the rarefied air of a record-setter—air that is doubtless blessedly free of the scent of greasy frijoles and the awful chatter of whatever language Mexicans speak ! (how can Obama, who speaks no foreign language, be sure what it is?)—it's great news that he's rethinking whether it's a good idea to destroy families, hurt the economy, and diminish the reputation of America as a destination for the world's wretched refuse.