Occasionally I read something and say to myself, “Damn, I wish I’d written that!”
This is one of those cases, a post on Burro Hall, a blog whose author I don’t know. I believe he lives in Querétaro, about 40 minutes from here.
Check it out so you too can share the nationwide alarm about unaccompanied children coming into the U.S. through the Mexican border:
Another good link from this morning’s New York Times:
3 thoughts on “The imminent threat of illegal (children) coming across the border”
The NYTimes says it eloquently and the blogpost shows the absurdity of it all.
The sad fact is that, in spite of the ideals expressed in the Emma Lazarus poem on the Statue of Liberty, this nation has a long history of hatred toward “the wrong kind of immigrants”. In the first half of the 19th century, it was the Irish who were viewed as sub-human. In the late 1800s it was the “yellow peril”, and laws were passed barring Asian immigrants. Now it's the Hispanics who are the “bogeyman”.
http://www.youtube.com/embed/rzDE158k3TU?rel=0Wish I had said that!