An interesting conversation is going on over on City Commissioner Sam Adam's blog.
Sam's Remarks at Immigration Rally
His first few respondents were very opposed to the idea of illegal immigration and said so. The response from Sam's office:
"Diversity is a value that this office holds near and dear. Several of our staff members have immigrated to the US and several more have very close family that chose this country for the enormous opportunities available here. None of this is about politics, or revolutionary romanticism- it's about respect, fairness and dignity. Sam is simply asking for new immigrants to be treated in a similar way as his grandparents were when coming here."
People were quick to point out that Sam's grandparents came here legally and so to be treated the same it only makes sense to enforce our immigration laws.
But hey, if "diversity" is a good reason to break the law according to a city commissioners office then who am I to disagree...