As I noted a week ago, "it is commonplace among American Jews on the liberal side of the political spectrum... to declare that their support for liberal immigration policies is tied to their Jewish heritage, and to Jewish communal memory of the experiences of the many impoverished Jews who immigrated to the US in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in search of freedom and opportunity."

Well, maybe the BJPA blog has a reader or two in 1600 Pennsylvania Ave; as the JTA notes, today the President made the very same point.