My colleague at A Washingto DC Catholic has it dead-on correct in his post today about the Maryland Catholic Conference's attempt to shove through the DREAM Act. Those of you who use Facebook can search "Justice for Maryland Immigrants" to see this for yourselves.
Most of the 9-11 hijackers were here illegally - mostly on expired visas, I understand. This CNN article states that the INS mailed out Mohammed Atta's approved student visa - 6 months after he led his gang in murdering over 3000 people. Why did he apply for a student visa? To attend aviation school - to learn to use his weapon of mass destruction. But I digress.
Getting back to the point - Again my colleague has it spot-on when he opined that the MCC is simply following the Obama principle (it's really an Alinskyan principle) to not waste a crisis. To them "crisis" means "opportunity to promote a progressive cause". They got that right out of the playbook!