NEW YORK: Change of Course

As the debate about the firing of State Department Immigration Consultant Edward Corsi (TIME, April 25) shrilled on last week, it took a sudden but inevitable change of course. Instead of focusing on how many immigrants can be brought to the U.S. under the 1953 Refugee Relief Act, the argument began to turn on how many Italian-American votes the Democrats can take away from the Republicans as a result of the Corsi affair.

Before the Senate Judiciary subcommittee on refugee problems, New Yorker Corsi loudly played to the hilt the role of a...

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