2) It seems like almost yesterday that the official, liberal pro-legalization position was that the decline in the number of illegals had little to do with increased enforcement. It was all the declining economy. (After all, illegals are here to stay and there’s nothing we can do about that, right? But if enforcement works to produce a big demographic shift ….) Now Obama Homeland Security secretary Janet Napolitano is claiming that we can go ahead with legalization because “better enforcement” has indeed worked to produce a decline in the number of illegals. But wasn’t that all due to the economy? I sense a contradiction.