Monday, December 18, 2006

Sympathy For Criminals

The Star Tribune (unsurprisingly) wants us to sympathize with illegal immigrants. In an article entitled, "A Helping Hand After A Week of Fear," Dan Browning reports that about one hundred people gathered at a union hall in Worthington, MN "seeking advice in the wake of last week's immigration raid at the Swift & Co. pork processing plant and helping to distribute more than seven tons of food, blankets and other necessities collected in Twin Cities."

The article goes on to list those involved in organizing and collecting the help for families affected by the recent raid on illegal workers at the Swift & Co. plant. The article seeks the sympathy of its readers by reporting on wives whose husbands have been deported, and have no way to pay for rent, or Christmas presents for their children.

Browning adds that, "Most of those affected are Hispanic and some speak no or little English, Espejel said. They reported communication difficulties with customs officials, and had trouble locating detained family members."

Browning neglects to mention that the recent Swift & Co. raids were the result of investigations into identity theft. These illegal immigrants have been exploiting stolen identities and ruining the lives of countless American citizens all for their own gain. Where is the outrage for innocent American lives ruined by stolen identities?

I am sympathetic to the plight of these immigrants. How could one be unaffected by their situation? They want a chance at the American dream, as many around the world do. But many are guilty of destroying the lives of American citizens in the attempt at establishing themselves in America. Not only that, but they are coming to America illegally. Do these illegals have an entitlement to break the law with impunity? Browning at the least believes we owe them sympathy.

1 comment:

Mark said...

I can't really get outraged at a class of people because there are identity thieves among them. I'm sure there are white identity thieves, but I hope I don't get deported because of them.

Laws against immigration strike me as about as civilized as laws against emigration.