The idea that federal law is selectively applied should appall even the most radical liberal.
Immigration laws should be enforced against anyone who enters and/or remains in the United States in violation of the law, regardless of the country of origin. But it seems illegal immigration from Mexico and Central American countries gets a pass. Why?
Fox News reports on a group of Hispanics in Texas who openly opposes illegal immigration. An excerpt:
Pedro Rivera is 53 years old, Hispanic, and a retired military man. He’s also part of a growing number of Hispanic Texans pushing for stronger immigration enforcement, including the passage of SB 185, which would stop cities from implementing policies banning local cops from asking immigration-related questions.
“I’m an American citizen and I believe in the rule of law,” Rivera said. “And being Hispanic, I should not be granted special privilege in avoiding the law. We need officers to have all the tools available to them to keep us safe. That includes asking the question, when you’re being detained for a crime or being arrested for an offense, ‘ are you here illegally? Are you a US citizen?’”
Rivera is working with Maria Espinoza, director of the Remembrance Project. Espinoza’s Houston-based organization works with families of Americans killed by people in the United States illegally.
Rivera is bold to be so vocal about his opposition to illegal immigration, considering he’s Hispanic, and to work with the Remembrance Project. It is politically incorrect, for instance, to notice the pattern of drunk drivers who turn out to be Hispanic illegal aliens. There are others like Rivera out there, and he’s trying to recruit them. Fox reports that the group “isn’t exclusive to people of Hispanic origin.”
In response to “Racial profiling!” scare tactics, Remembrance Project director Maria Espinoza said, “I have never been pulled over. My daughter has never been pulled over, and none of her friends have been pulled over because of profiling. We have to weigh the odds. We have families and we took families with us to the hearing whose loved ones were killed (by illegal immigrants). Their children were killed by people who should not have been in the country in the first place. There is no comparison in lives lost to someone being detained (for questioning) for five or ten minutes.”
Photo credit: The Remembrance Project