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I don't know anything about the military acquisition process, so beyond a general preference for our having the most lethal weapons available and for responsibility in spending, I don't venture opinions on the subject. If I were to write, say, that the Marine Corps should have held onto the 120mm Expeditionary Fire Support System, readers would be advised to ignore my opinion because I wouldn't know what I was talking about.
Unfortunately, when it comes to immigration, people in positions of responsibility feel free to venture opinions on topics about which they have not the tiniest scintilla of knowledge. And I don't mean that journalists and politicians should know the intricacies of a Labor Condition Application or whether the I-90 form can be filed online. I mean the most elementary of facts.
Commentary - Termination - Temporary - Protected - Status
This struck me in the commentary about the termination (delayed till 2019) of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for about 200,000 Salvadoran illegal aliens. TPS is for illegal aliens (and a much smaller number of people on valid, but expiring, visas) who are here when their country suffers natural disaster or civil strife. The thinking was to temporarily hold off sending them home (and give them work permits) until things stabilize. It is thus not a refugee-like resettlement program that brings people to the United States from places that have experienced such problems. This is not a trivial distinction: They have not fled the earthquake, hurricane, etc. — they were simply lucky enough to be here when it happened and their prize was a work permit.
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