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Forgive Me If I Don’t Weep

Following the raid on illegal workers employed by one of the world’s largest meat processing companies, the apologists are coming out of the woodwork. The United Food and Commercial International Workers are preparing legal briefs to halt the arrests and are working to protect the illegal workers from prosecution. Families of the workers were protesting the ‘cruelty’ of making the arrest right before Christmas.

Well, forgive me if I don’t cry openly for people who have been living and working illegally in the US (and according to DHS have been, in many cases, stealing the identity of legal Americans to do so). Despite your beliefs about immigration reform, the current law is the current law. If you are here illegally, and we catch you, you go to jail and then back home. I don’t care if it’s Christmas, your birthday, or your anniversary.

The clergy have come out to complain as well.

“They are taking mothers and fathers and we’re really concerned about the children,” said the Rev. Clarence Sandoval of St. Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Church in Logan, Utah. “I’m getting calls from mothers saying they don’t know where their husband was taken,” he said.

Well, she and her husband should have considered that possibility when he snuck into the country, took a job illegally, and possibly boosted the social security number of a dead man in order to violate our nation’s laws.

Written by Michael Turk