Should we sympathize with illegal immigrants based on the length of time they’re in our country?
I think NOT! We are a nation of LAWS, and time does not negate the laws of our land. However, in an interview this Federal judge felt differently.
Judge Stephen Reinhardt of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, said in an interview, “President Trump has claimed that his immigration policies would target the ‘bad hombres,”. The government decision in the immigration case “shows that even the ‘good hombres’ are not safe.”
First and foremost, the case being questioned is based on the deportation of Andres Magana Ortiz. He was a coffee farmer in Hawaii. Ortiz resided in our country ILLEGALLY for 28 years. Many think because he had a wife and children he should automatically be forgiven. I don’t think so.
Do I feel bad?
Of Course, the idea of a family being torn apart is terrible. But, the deportation process started in 2011! He had plenty of time to get his affairs in order. Or maybe even applying for citizenship. But, he didn’t. Because, like so many he felt as though he didn’t have to establish citizenship. Why establish citizenship when you have an entire political party showing a complete disregard to our laws?
“He will be returned to Mexico, having spent 28 years successfully building a life and family in this country,” Reinhardt said. “The government forces us to participate in ripping apart a family.
“I concur as a judge, but as a citizen I do not,” Reinhardt concluded.
Why not advocate for these ‘good hombres’ to establish citizenship? When everything was said and done there was no effort from him applying for citizenship. There was a lot of effort from his family. But, there wasn’t much from him.
My final word:
To start, if the birther law didn’t exist. We wouldn’t be tearing apart families. Children of illegals shouldn’t be viewed as legal because they were born in American territory. If we got rid of that pointless law families wouldn’t be separated. Period. The entire family should be moved as one. That is the most humane way of deportation. In my opinion. Then if the family wishes to come back they can all apply for citizenship, and wait in line like the millions of legal immigrants.
SOURCE: NBC NEWS