World's Smallest Violin
Grab a hankie and get ready for a good cry, ready? Then here we go...
High Court denies stay of deportation for Mo. womanBefore I offer my opinion let me show you some comments left in a steaming pile under this story...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a suburban Kansas City woman's request Friday to postpone her deportation, a penalty she faces because courts found she lied about her citizenship when she crossed the border illegally from Mexico years ago.
Myrna Dick, 32, is married to an American citizen, and her 19-month-old son was born in the Kansas City area. Dick, who speaks fluent English, was raised in Chihuahua, Mexico, but spent the last two decades in the United States.
Justice Samuel Alito denied the motion for a stay of deportation Friday evening, immediately following the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal's rejection of the same request, said Dick's attorney, Michael Sharma-Crawford.
While the high court still is weighing whether to rehear Dick's case, an eventual ruling in her favor still might not allow her to return to the U.S., Sharma-Crawford said.
"I'm not going to give up," Dick said in a telephone interview from San Diego, where she was preparing to leave the country Saturday, "but I just hope that people who have heard the tragedy of our lives will keep on struggling so that immigration laws benefit the many, many families who are in a situation like ours."
Valerie wrote on June 10, 2006 4:39 PM:"This woman has been here 20 years and speaks English. Why should she be deported back and separated from loved ones here. But this I can expect from those that have been placed in positions of the courts of the land right now under this administration. Not one iota of compassion whatsoever. Good thing the lady will not face an execution squad back home... i can't believe that this is happening in our country."And this is what you get when you let compassion alone guide your thinking. I'm sure every single bank robber could provide several plausible excuses for their behavour as well, shall we stop enforcing that law. Pedophiles really need your children, what's your problem you hard hearted meanies?
t. carraher wrote on June 10, 2006 12:00 PM:"Honestly. This woman is, by now, as qualified an American Citizen as any immigrant. The atmosphere under the Bush regime is both scary and sad."
Here's the thing, when you allow compassion to guide your decision making processes, where do you draw the line? If this is okay why not the things I mentioned above? I'm quite serious here, if compassion is your lodestar at what point do you then say -- enough -- and take hard and possibly harsh action, can you take actions that will be unpleasant?
The Bible is actually quite clear about this type of situation, one respects the law of Caesar. Because when you go down the road of idiot style compassion what you invariably end up with is no laws being enforced and anarchy. That sound like a good idea to you?
The reason we're even in this situation is due to people not enforcing the law, how then can you say with a straight face that continued non-enforcement of the law will produce a better result.
Answer: it won't, it can't. Enforcement of just laws is always the most compassionate policy, always. People in Mexico aren't starving to death, it's not exactly a totalitarian regime, in fact the people are so free they can traipse up here at the drop of a hat.
What Mexico needs we cannot supply unless your willing to nation build on a scale that would make Iraq look like a junior high science project. We lack the requisite spine in our current status as a former nation to make any sanctions regime stick. Nope, there's really only one choice, and it's not pleasant, toss the illegals here back into Mexico, place a stopper in the top of the Bunsen Burner and allow it to come to a boil.
Oh, and to those who think Mexicans would welcome our interference in their sovereignty? You delude yourself, they don't like us, I wouldn't say they hate us, I would say they hold us in contempt. Quite a bit of polling has suggested that Mexicans have a very poor image of Americans and America, which is almost the definition of irony, to this fat old chef anyway.
One can hope that they could figure it out, though, as a fan of history I certainly don't have high hopes. After a couple of centuries of corrupt regimes you would think Mexicans would throw off the shackles at some point. I'm starting to think that the reason Mexicans put up with the corruption in thier government is that by pointing out the government corruption they would find four fingers pointing back at themselves.
Government's are a reflection of the people, a harsh truism. If Mexicans won't fix Mexico why should we? How could we?
While I find the young lady in this story mildly sympathetic, did she not know what would happen if she was caught? Is her husband an idiot, marrying an illegal alien doesn't seem like the best way to build a stable home for your child. Love isn't even an issue here, this is pure selfishness. They should have regularized her status before they had a kid, but no, I'm sure they lubbed each other, and with absolutely zero self control they popped out a "New American" and went on their merry way.
Enforcing a just law is the very definition of compassion, the sad part is that I know this is a radical pronouncement to many today. Our educational system leaves much to be desired these days. The least compassionate possibility in all known world's is to allow lawlessness to accrue, for it always comes due with interest.
A fact lost on our president to his shame and my embarrassment as one who voted for him. When he speaks of America being a nation of laws and a welcoming nation he has the order right, but he's never mastered the meaning of what that phrase actually means.
We can only be a welcoming nation when we properly enforce the law, know why? By refusing to enforce the law the president almost guarantees that an alien will commit some act so heinous that it will break through the 'illegal immigrant' cone of silence our government and media shroud this issue in and cause a massive backlash and crackdown that will make HR 4437 look like a day at DisneyLand.
It's just human nature folks, these folks are the other, they aren't part of our national family. And by pretending they are, when all they've done is been allowed to steal the American dream we set us and them up for a brutal ending in this country.
The most American thing we could do is start the process of deportation in any way possible, shut the borders down hard and attempt to get a handle on our out of control immigration system.
That's my take, what say you?
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