"The criticisms of ICE illustrate the obstacles the Obama administration must navigate in selling the changes to the ranks while trying to appear both tough on enforcement and serious about fixing the nation's immigration laws. The friction between the agency's leadership and managers tasked with instituting the changes reflects the nation's split over immigration. "Key phrase: "trying to appear." The Washington Post is saying that even such enforcement as is actually taking place is in the service of eventual amnesty.
[Tension over Obama policies within Immigration and Customs, By Andrew Becker, August 27, 2010]