Editor’s Note: Today’s featured list post was first published on Sunday.
Now that U.S District Judge Susan Bolton has hamstrung the Arizona Illegal Immigration law. Governor Brewer has vowed to fight. Regardless of the final outcome, the real issue lies with the illegal immigrants themselves—their choices, and the effect of those choices on their families–and ours. The way this is playing out in the media is a typical leftist tactic– use the victims to manipulate public opinion into alignment with their agenda. All in the name of Reform. Cue the weeping Hispanics with American-born children.
Now before I’m labeled as heartless, I love the idea of people immigrating legally to America because they believe it’s the best country on the planet, because they want to make it better. And as a parent, I can imagine the heart-rending trauma facing some of these families. But that begs the question. Was the trauma really necessary in the first place? Somewhere between one and three million people break the law and cross the border every year. Surely they knew it was a gamble.