The unintended theme this week has been back on immigration, particularly the kind that swamps small communities and results from one-sided tolerance. Since I’ve already uncorked that bottle, I figured I’d like the wine flow with this week’s TBT feature.
This piece, dating back to late May of this year, was a full-throated screed against the manifold injustices of illegal immigration. Few topics make my blood boil more: the flagrant violation of the rule of law, the entitled attitude (“we have it tough, so we have a right to be here”), the two-tier system of justice—all are make my stomach turn.
So, here’s my prescription to cure our ills: a healthy dose of “Deportemal“:
I have little patience for illegal immigrants. Their illegality encourages ethnic cloistering. Their very presence constitutes a persistent state of lawlessness, which seems to breed further criminality.
Then there’s the matter of the vast gulf between mainstream American culture and the virtually premodern peasant cultures from which most illegal migrants come. Child rape is serious problem among men of certain Latin American cultures, as a recent piece from The Blaze demonstrates. A twenty-year old illegal immigrant impregnated an eleven-year old.
You read the piece and you notice something: the police already told this young man to leave the girl alone. Why was he not shipped back to his homeland immediately? Why was he allowed to stick around long enough to get this girl pregnant in his car near her school?
Yes, yes—why did the school let her slip away to have sex with a man nearly a decade her elder? There’s blame to go around. As for the parents, the girl’s father apparently wanted to beat the crap out of the illegal alien, understandably, but the police told him to cool it so he wouldn’t get himself in trouble.
That right there illustrates why average Americans are so frustrated with illegal immigration. Law-abiding citizens are held to a stringent, inflexible standard. Forget to claim $20 on your income taxes? The IRS will spend thousands of dollars to get you. Own land with “wetlands” on it? You can’t grow anything on it, lest a non-existent frog die. Want to camp on the beach? Sorry, you can’t do that.
But if you’re here illegally, you get free medical care, no taxes, and an entire political party eager to grant you the franchise. You can even sleep with minors, because, well, that’s just your rich, vibrant culture, and we wouldn’t want to burden you with our colonialist Western standards, would we?
Here’s how we rectify this situation: deport every illegal immigrant the minute he or she runs afoul of the law, for the slightest offense. If Pedro throws so much as a cigarette butt onto the side of the highway, send him back.
It would be shocking to you how much illegals get away with while here. I once heard from an attorney about a client that was here illegally. The client had received his second speeding ticket, as well as a $1000 ticket for driving without a license. The attorney managed to get the officer to dismiss the $1000 ticket. Good luck doing that if you’re a citizen.
My question was, “Why didn’t they deport this guy immediately?” Look, speeding is probably one of the more benign offenses one can commit—that’s why it’s just a misdemeanor in most States—but it can result in injury or death. That’s tragic enough when it’s a citizen behind the wheel. But there’s an added element of injustice when the person driving shouldn’t be here in the first place.
Finally, the whole “living in the shadows” thing is rhetoric, pure and simple. It conjures up images of old abuelas shivering in dark trailers, afraid to go outside lest an ICE agent apprehend them. What it really means is that they can’t get a Social Security card and get sweet government bennies—they’re in the “shadow” of official existence. I know some libertarians who would kill to be in that situation.
Rather than huddling up in the forgotten by-ways of America, illegals flaunt their status. I’ve been to taquerias and been told that half of those present are likely illegal. Most of them, to be sure, are harmless, and just looking for some opportunity. But they’ve jumped the line, doing a real disservice to immigrants that go through the lengthy, expensive process the right way. ICE could hit a couple of these joints in an afternoon and clear them out.
The solution to illegal immigration, like most answers in life, is simple but unpleasant: deport ’em all. Stop fooling around with detaining them in our prisons at our expense. Ship them back—even if it takes multiple tries—and send the message to those still in Central America that their luck won’t be any better.
America needs 100ccs of prescription-strength Deportemal, stat!