Immigration laws must be enforced – Chicago Daily Herald
Published: 2/9/2008 12:09 AMImmigration laws without enforcement aren’t worth the paper on which they are written.
Case in point is our newest sanctuary-seeking illegal named Flor Crisostomo.
Here’s a letter to the editor sent in to the Chicago Daily Herald that illustrates some of the negative feelings people have towards undocumented migrants. In the text I quote above this person refers to Flor as an “illegal”. “Illegal” is not a noun and it only serves to mock and ridicule another human being. It’s really no different than other hateful words this country has conjured up for those it wanted to put down. I’m not going to get into those words, but I’m sure you know what I mean. In this letter the author uses the word illegal as a noun many times over.
This person then states:
Flor, you have had eight years of abusing my tax dollars and breaking the U.S. laws. You should go home. I’m sure your kids miss you after eight long years.
This is another problem with many that show hatred toward undocumented migrants. They think they don’t pay taxes for some strange reason. The truth is many, if not most, do pay taxes are not “abusing” anyones tax dollars. If anyone is abusing our tax dollars it’s the government.
There is no need to give the lawbreakers any warning. After all, they used subversive tactics to gain entry into the U.S. I’m sure Mexico wouldn’t treat me so kindly if the situation were reversed.
Here this person’s blind rage has them throwing out habeas corpus and due trial as a means to deal with undocumented migrants. (Should we do this for all “criminals” or just those people here “illegally”.) At what point is it determined that you are here “illegally”? There are many cases of people wrongly accused of being undocumented in this country. This person also attempts to tell us what it would be like in Mexico, yet they have no ability to realize what it must be like to be Flor. What is she going through?
Finally, to top it off, we get this statement:
Shame on us for allowing any illegal to break our laws and our inability to follow-up on an arrest.
Well, we can say shame on us for a lot of things, but this isn’t one of them. I say shame on us for encouraging a world where people feel they must risk their lives in order to support their families. Sadly, this letter does detail how some people feel about undocumented migrants and it’s not very nice at all.