AP: "Thousands of people across the country protested Friday against legislation cracking down on illegal immigrants, with demonstrators in cities such as Los Angeles, Phoenix and Atlanta staging school walkouts, marches and work stoppages. Congress is considering bills that would make it a felony to be in the United States illegally, impose new penalties on employers who hire illegal immigrants and erect fences along one-third of the U.S.-Mexican border. The proposals have angered many Hispanics...read on
"Laws that require local officials to report illegal immigrants may be increasingly popular, but it turns out that no one-neither local officials nor federal immigration officials-thinks these laws will work. In fact, they're likely to make things worse"