In Orange County, California, dozens of immigrant parents have signed legal documents authorizing friends and relatives to pick up their children from school and access their bank accounts to pay their bills in the event they are arrested by immigration agents.
Never mind that they're actually more likely to get swept away in a flood at the moment, and never mind that ICE doesn't detail legal immigrants and green card holders. No, what the Associated Press fails to mention is that these are illegal aliens, not medically screened and properly vetted immigrants. There is a difference, but if they keep repeating a lie long enough, you should eventually come to believe it. That's what an anchor on MSNBC actually said on live television the other day:
Yes, their job is to control what you think.
Don't lock the doors to your home; "Su casa es mi casa, si?" No?
Then you're a rayciss or a bigot or something. That's what you're supposed to think. And so the USA shouldn't lock its doors and then open them only to the 1.2 million legal immigrants that we allow in annually. That would be wrong, or something.
The administration announced Tuesday that any immigrant in the country illegally who is charged with or convicted of any offense, or even suspected of a crime, will now be an enforcement priority. That could include people arrested for shoplifting or other minor offenses, or those who simply crossed the border illegally.
Oh, how terrible! Really, shoplifting's just a victimless crime, don't you think? It's mean to return shoplifters to their home countries. And illegally crossing the border is just a misdemeanor. The first time - the next time, it's a felony. But today there seems to be a growing sense that everybody has the right to pick and choose which laws they will deign to obey. Want to drive 60 in a 25 zone? Freedom, baby!
In Arizona, immigrant Abril Gallardo said the policies have prompted new conversations with her parents and siblings. Her father, who's in the country illegally, made sure all the taillights work in the van he drives to his construction job in the Phoenix area. They look through the window if anyone knocks.
They're very wary. They should be. As should the people who hire them; we need a crackdown on them as well.
But what about "inclusivity"? Hey, we're inclusive as heck when people who immigrate here legally are involved, but that's apparently insufficient:
A resolution declaring Astoria a “city of inclusivity with respect to immigrants and refugees” came before the City Council Tuesday.
Legal immigrants are one thing; illegal foreign nationals are quite another. It's amazing that so many fail to understand that.