Freedom Folks

Monday, March 19, 2007

Define Irony II

Source: azstarnet
El Salvador pursuing its deadbeat parents now living in US

HACKENSACK, N.J. -- The Salvadoran government is hunting down deadbeat parents who immigrated to the United States but failed to support the children they left behind. Calling unpaid child support a problem that devastates families in the Central American nation, El Salvador recently became only the third country in the Americas -- after Canada and Costa Rica -- to sign a bilateral agreement with the United States aimed at collecting money from deadbeat parents. Salvadoran officials hope deadbeat parents might face serious consequences, such as deportation.
Let's add this story into the mix and see what we come up with...
Latin American remittances to hit $100B

GUATEMALA CITY - Latin Americans working outside their countries are expected to send home more than $100 billion annually by 2010, despite efforts by the U.S. to slow illegal immigration, an Inter-American Development Bank official said Sunday. "There's very little doubt about that," Terry said at a conference on the sidelines of the Inter-American Development Bank's annual meeting, which ends Tuesday. Latin America leads the world in remittances, something Terry said was worrisome. Still, Terry called remittances a "very effective poverty reduction program" that keeps 8 to 10 million Latin American families above the poverty line. Much of the money remains outside the formal financial channels, making it difficult for families to capitalize on the earnings, he said.
Let me slip on my Diplo-decoder ring and see what we have here, okay, hang on it's a little tight, ah there we go...


It's irony day here at Freedom Folks, let's recap. El Salvador would now like delicious crispy illegal aliens sent home for violating the laws of El Salvador while they reside in the United States?

Think they give a rat's furry patoot about seeing minty fresh illegals deported for violating OUR laws?

Gosh, I wonder (in this internet age) if they've ever said anything, on the record about deportations before, I just wonder...(Imagine the wavy Scooby-Doo transitional here)
The United States should stop deporting illegal immigrants and separating families while Congress works on reforming immigration laws, a group of lawmakers from Latin America and several Democratic House members said Thursday.

The foreign delegates from Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador and Nicaragua, on a two-day visit to Capitol Hill, pledged to work with their U.S. counterparts to fix the immigration system, which they said has led to a "family crisis" in Mexico and a staggering loss of life along the border. They also promised to help improve security, which they said was of paramount importance, especially after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
Define irony?

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