The Tortured Reasoning Behind "Conservative" Amnesty Arguments
The lesson from today’s stories today is clear … if you are an illegal alien but you are a vocal advocate of Obama’s amnesty policy, you get to stay in the U.S. If you march in the street for amnesty, you get to stay in the U.S.
Illegal Alien Writer Arrested for Driving Without a License, Won’t Be Deported“Reporter Jose Vargas was arrested Friday morning and charged with driving without a valid driver’s license, a misdemeanor,” MinnPost.com reports. “His arrest here on a traffic violation is newsworthy because the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office, which operates the county jail, participates in Secure Communities, a Bush administration initiative to secure local law enforcement cooperation in reporting undocumented immigrants to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials.”However, “Immigration authorities said Monday they won’t take action against a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who was arrested in Minnesota for driving without a valid license,” the Washington Post reports.
The Tortured Reasoning Behind “Conservative” Amnesty Arguments“[D]oesn’t America have at least some responsibility for the presence of these workers? Absolutely our nation has some measure of responsibility for these workers coming, and then staying here. Without question, the issue of personal responsibility is and must always be a two way street. Some might argue about who was more responsible? The undocumented immigrants for coming illegally, or the U.S. for allowing then to come, stay, and work?” asks Robert Gittleson in an op-ed.”They should, according to the law, be deported … However, weighing the fact that our nation was to some degree personally responsible for their illegal presence, a new law, or reform, can measure this mitigating factor in their illegal presence, and find a different path. A conservative path. What I am suggesting is that these people, having admitted to the guilt of being here illegally, should be punished, but to some lesser degree of punishment than deportation, which is life altering for them and their families.”
Illegal Alien Actor Arrested, Faces Deportation“In an ironic twist of fate, an actor on his way to the Hamptons International Film Festival to see a film about his immigration journey was picked up by federal immigration officials. Customs and Border Protection agents took Praq Rado, a 31-year-old Albanian-born actor who has lived in America for 11 years without documentation, into custody on Thursday while he was on board an Amtrak train in Buffalo, the agency confirmed on Sunday afternoon,” Patch.com reports.”Lead Boarder Patrol Agent Michael Scioli said that Rado — whose given name is Preke Radoina — first illegally entered the country in Detroit in 2001. By 2007, immigration officials issued an order to remove him, he said. According to Percy, Rado was never deported.”
Illegal Aliens March in Maryland, No Arrests“Teenagers pounded drumsticks on plastic buckets, women waved banners and a crowd shouted, ‘Undocumented and unafraid! Undocumented and unafraid!’ before marching from Langley Park toward the University of Maryland on Saturday in support of lower tuition for illegal immigrants at state universities,” the Washington Post writes. “University of Maryland University College President Javier Miyares told the crowd that he strongly supports them, along with the state university system.”
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