Deportation of illegal aliens. To some its a dirty word, never to be spoken and certainly not something caring people would actually do. Whether you are pro-deportation or anti-deportation, you can always find a story to support your belief. For Maria Carrillo, who is terminally ill, deportation might bring death more quickly; but for Javier Rico, deportation will be retribution for killing a young mother in a DUI crash. Natasha Korecki of the Chicago Sun Times reports.
Most of the nearly 7,000 people deported last year from the Midwest are from the Chicago area. Carrillo and Rico are two of the faces of deportation.
Doctors told Maria Carrillo she has less than two years to live. But that's only if she stays on schedule with treatment for terminal colon cancer. [snip]
Maria Carrillo, 45, is undergoing chemotherapy at a university hospital where her family has worked out a payment plan. [snip]
Maricela Samano, was among the 17 people arrested at Cano Packaging, an Arlington Heights candy warehouse, in March. [snip]
David Gorak has a different view of the issue. For Gorak, executive director of the Midwest Coalition to Reduce Immigration, deportations don't happen fast enough or often enough. The only way to maintain an immigration policy is to enforce the law, Gorak said. Those who complain their families are being torn apart have themselves to blame, he said.
"The federal government isn't breaking up anyone's family," Gorak said. "The sole responsibility lies with the individual who made the conscious decision to violate our laws.What kind of person would knowingly subject their child to the trauma that one can expect in the wake of an immigration raid? If you're looking for sympathy, there is none on our part."
Rosanna Pulido, director of the Illinois Minuteman Project, points to cases of illegal immigrants who break up families when they commit crimes. If it weren't for one illegal immigrant, Javier Rico, Pulido said, a young mother would still be alive.
"Let's talk about American families being separated," Pulido said. (full story here)
John W. Lillpop says, " Happy Cinco de Mayo. Now Get the Hell Out!":
Bush et al. seem to have greater regard for illegal aliens than for hardworking, taxpaying American citizens. The president is particularly fond of referring to Mexican illegal aliens as hardworking, goodhearted folks who should be granted citizenship because they come only in pursuit of a better life.
With all due respect to our addled president, I suspect that “pursuing a better life” is the universal excuse used by bank robbers, home burglars, auto thieves, extortionists, drug dealers, forgers, pimps, hard-money loan brokers, dentists, credit card companies, and other common criminals to justify taking that to which they are not entitled.
Dentists? You'll have to go read John W. Lillpop's article and ask him about that. Read the facts and figures while you're there.
I'm anticipating more marches and rallies this year, but the turnout is not expected to be nearly as high as it was last year. We'll be watching for news on the walks for dignity and self-respect for immigrants.
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