I'm going to deal with my own shpilkes by posting about something on an entirely different hot-button political issue. You know how I know we're not having a serious immigration debate in this country? Because neither side is talking about stuff like this. I've known people dealing with the vagaries of immigration problems -- for school, for work, for becoming Americans. And it made me think the ATF was actually on top of things, compared to the INS.
You'd think that, if we're going to make new immigration policy, making things easier and more streamlined for people who actually make efforts to follow the law would be a priority, wouldn't you?