In other words, the law doesn’t rigidly deport people as Kelly claims. Kelly rigidly deports people by refusing to exercise “prosecutorial discretion” based on notions of justice, fairness and, yes, common sense. Every law enforcement professional is familiar with the use of discretion, except, apparently, Kelly. That’s why it’s hardly surprising that many law local officials around the country have decried Kelly’s aggressive tactics for making their communities less safe.
Because many of MDC Kendall’s students are immigrants or non-native English speakers, we wanted to speak to their experiences authentically by including Spanish translations of their comments, which were included at the top of the caption, with the English versions pasted below.
Specifically on the college campus where the debate is being held, the student population is 78.8 percent Hispanic, and 46 percent are non-native English speakers. In talking to the students, we settled on telling stories of first-time voters on campus.