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George Pyle
George Pyle has been a newspaper writer in Kansas, Utah, Upstate New York, and now Utah again, for more than 30 years - most of it as an editorial writer and columnist. Now on his second tour of duty on The Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board, he has also done a stretch as a talk radio host, published a book on the ongoing flaws of U.S.agricultural policy and, in 1998, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing. His most active bookmarks are Andrew Sullivan, Christopher Hitchens and Tina Brown. And he still thinks the Internet can be used for intelligent conversation and uplifting ideas.

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- Dream Act lite: Obama’s immigration maneuver - Salt Lake Tribune Editorial

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President Obama has decided to spare from deportation aliens who were brought to this country illegally as children, are in school or are military veterans, and have not committed serious crimes. It’s the right policy. It’s also brazenly political.

This being a presidential election year, we are shocked — shocked! — that the president would stoop so low.

But, seriously, the president is right that it makes no sense to spend immigration enforcement resources deporting young people who came to the United States under the age of 16, have lived in this country for at least five years, live here now and are Americans except for the fact that their parents broke the immigration laws. [Read the rest ...]



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