Immigration Daily is a daily webzine for immigration lawyers. Yesterday’s edition offered “three reasons for the bar to support DREAM.” The first:
it will pave the way for employment-based immigration bills in the next Congress, since Democratic votes will be necessary on both the House and Senate floors to pass these bills, this Democratic support may not materialize if DREAM dies
I’m not sure why this would be true, but who knows. The second reason is more revealing:
a not-insignificant fraction of DREAM beneficiaries will need legal counsel, one of the few bright spots on the horizon for law firms suffering from the Great Recession
Who would have thought that businessmen who profit from complexity in the immigration law would lobby for more complexity in the immigration law? Keep this in mind next time an immigration lawyer or his trade association tells a reporter how important it is for Congress to pass the open-borders legislation du jour.
Oh, and there was a third reason, apparently an afterthought:
it is a matter of doing justice to half a million innocent young people.
In the words of Dick Jones in Robocop:
I had a guaranteed military sale with ED-209. Renovation program. Spare parts for the next decade. Who cares if it worked or not?