Monday, May 22, 2006

Cry Me a River

We are about to be deluged with tear jerking stories like the following, as part of the media drive for amnesty. I suspect our entire summer will be filled with this sort of thing. I say we keep the illegal immigrants and deport the reporters.

U.S.-born kids may be split from illegal parents

Notice how disingenuous that headline is. Once you read a bit, the story makes the exact opposite point from the one that the headline conveys.

Even though Luz Maria Medrano of Las Vegas was ordered deported along with her second husband, the couple won permanent residency after a six-year legal battle when a judge found her 7-year-old, U.S.-born son would not receive proper treatment for his learning disability in Mexico.

She’s especially happy for her other 17-year-old son, who was born in Mexico. She carried him across the Arizona desert when he was 12 months old to flee an abusive ex-husband.

In other words, it’s close to impossible to deport someone with an anchor baby. Now pardon me while I go shed more tears over my tax bill.